From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4737
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Gournia
Locus D23
Period Late Minoan I
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

Modified cylindrical jar wiht concave profile, with shape tapering slightly toward the upper part; small ledge shoulder; three small feet. Fine, pink (7.5 YR 7/4) clay, with decoration in dark reddish brown (5 YR 3/2) and added white (poorly preserved) paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Bands on shoulder and lower body; frieze of dots on upper body; linked running spirals with solid centers between bands on the body. Added white: thin bands on the dark bands on the upper body; perhaps other designs as well, no longer preserved. Restored from fragments; some sherds missing. including rim. Surface eroded. The complete shape is not known because the upper part is not preserved.

Height 15.5 cm
Outside Diameter 14.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

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