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Askos

Object Number:MS4165A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Locus: G56
Period: Late Minoan I
Middle Minoan I
Date Made: 2000-1800 BCE
Early Date: -2000
Late Date: -1800
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 5.45 cm
Length: 6.8 cm
Width: 0.39 cm
Outside Diameter:4.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

Description

Askos with closed top and small handle. Fine, unevenly colored pink to gray clay. Wiped with water and burnished. Undecorated. Restored from fragments; some sherds missing. Burned. The shape develops in the latter part of the MM period and persists until LMIII. For the same shape from Gournia see Hawes et al. 1908: pl.2, no.38. See also Bosanquet 1901-1902: 284, fig.3 (Palaikastro); Dawkins 1903: 257, fig.31 (Kato Zakros); Bosanquet and Dawkins 1923: fig.45 (Palaikastro); Doumas 1976: fig.27, center (Akrotiri).

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. 71, no. 667, pl. 32, fig. 29View 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. 47; pp. 58-59, no. 123, pl. 6cView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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