University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:MS4591
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Agios Antonios
Period: Early Minoan II
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Stone
Tufa
Height: 9.6 cm
Width: 10.8 cm
Outside Diameter:9.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); E. H. Hall, 1912

Description

(from Betancourt, 1983) Wide mouthed jug, globular, with cylindrical neck, slight flaring spout, one vertical handle with round cross section, and two lugs as handles on the sides. Calcareous tufa. Restored from fragments. Some pieces missing. Found with MS4885, MS4761, and MS4592. The banding and the graceful shape combine to make this an extremely attractive piece. A very rare type in stone, it has a close counterpart in both shape and material from Tomb VI at Mochlos.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition

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.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 6, no. 4, fig. 5, pl. 1View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hall, Edith H. 1914. Excavations in Eastern Crete; Vrokastro.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 183, no. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 28, no. 98View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Warren, Peter M. 1969. Minoan Stone Vases.. Cambridge University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 48, p. 118, and p. 228View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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