From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4574
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Gournia
Period Late Minoan I
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

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).

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

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