University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS4494
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Tourloti
Period: Late Minoan IIIC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Octopus
Height: 11.4cm
Outside Diameter:10.1cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); R. B. Seager, 1906

Description

Marine Style. Shape: Small globular stirrup-jar. Fabric: Fine, pink (7.5YR 7/4 to 5YR 7/4) clay with decoration in reddish brown (5YR 5/3) to dark reddish brown (5YR 3/2) paint. Decoration: Stylized octopus in the "fringe style"; two groups of three horizontal bands at lower part of body. Horizontal lines on outside of handle and on neck of spout. Three concentric circles on top of false neck. Condition: One handle and mouth of spout missing, otherwise intact. Surface very eroded.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Betancourt, Philip P. 1983. The Cretan Collections in the University Museum: Minoan Objects Excavated from Vasilke, Pseira, Sphoungaras, Priniatikos Pyrgos, and Other Sites. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 52, no. 137, fig. 14, pl. 12View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 23, no. 195View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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