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Firebox

Object Number:MS4574
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period: Late Minoan I
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 3.5 cm
Outside Diameter:10.9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number:97c - Other Number

Description

597 (P. Betancourt's 1991publication) Hollow domed capsule with collar, supported on ring base, with hole in center of underside and five slits around hole ("firebox"). Coarse, unevenly colored red clay with light and dark inclusions. Wiped with water. Handmade. Undecorated. Restored from fragments: some sherds missing. Comments: Possibly LM I, but the type begins in MM. Signs of burning in and around hole of hollow chamber. Georgiou's Type IB, known from Aghia Triada, Amnissos, Knossos, Mallia, Palaikastro, Phylakopi, Prasa, Sklavokampos, Tylissos, and Zakros (1973b). Compare also Georgiou 1986: pl. 4, figs. 76, 77, 79, and 87 (Aghia Eirene, Keos).

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. 57, no. 597, pl. 18, fig. 21View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Georgiou, Hara S. 1973. "Minoan 'Fireboxes' from Gournia". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 4. pg. 7-14 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 11, fig. 6View 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.. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 154, no. 377View Objects related to this

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