From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4662
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Gournia
Locus W20
Period Late Minoan IB
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

Cylindrical bridge-spouted jar with one vertical handle and two horizontal side-handles. Small coils linking spout and body. Medium textured, very pale brown (10YR 7/4) clay, with decoration in red (2.5 YR 4/8) to black paint. Wiped with water, and burnished. Bands on the rim and lower body, with zone of solid semicircles (wave pattern) rising form band on shoulder. Spout and handles painted. Bottom of base unpainted. Restored from fragments; some sherds missing. For generally similar jars with wave pattern and other motifs see Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 9, nos. 17-18 and 30 (Gournia).

Height 19.6 cm
Outside Diameter 22.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

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