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Lamp

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

Description

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.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Silverman, Jean S., and Betancourt, Philip P. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 39, no. 499, pl. 11, fig. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Silverman, Jean S. 1978. The Gournia Collection in the University Museum: A Study in East Cretan Pottery. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 152-153, no. 370, fig. 9, no. 4, pl. 23h, no. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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