From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4566A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Gournia
Period Middle Minoan III | Late Minoan I
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

Lamp on solid stand; pulled out spout; inturned rim; knobs on sides; handle opposite spout. Medium textured, unevenly colored reddish clay with a dark core, with light and dark inclusions, covered with dark paint. No added paint preserved. Intact except for missing handles; surface eroded. Comments: MM III-LM I (?). Discolored at spout, form use. Compare Hogarth 1900-01: 128, fig. 41, lower center (Kato Zakros); Dawkins 1902-03: 326, fig. 27, no. 1 (Palaikastro); Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 2, no. 58 (Gournia); Demargne and Gallet de Santerre 1953: pl. 14, no. 7873 (Mallia); Deshayes and Dessenne 1959: pl. 12, no. 3 (Mallia); Effenterr and Effenterre 1963: pl. 28, nos. 8540-8543 (Mallia); Poursat 1966: fig. 38, right (Mallia). The base is an East Cretan feature. For discussion of small hand-lamps see Mercando 1974-75: 53-55.

Height 6.6 cm
Length 10 cm
Width 9.5 cm
Outside Diameter 6 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

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