From: Greece | Crete | Mochlos

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

Object Number MS4912
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Mochlos
Period Late Minoan I
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

Baggy alabastron with three vertical coil handles. Band inside mouth. Outside of handles painted. Probably once had band at rim; friezes of paint flecks on neck and on body, with two bands between them and two bands below the lower frieze. Added white: paint flecks between bands on bands on upper shoulder; thin bands on band on lower body. Resting surface unpainted. Fine, very pale brown (10YR 7/3) clay with decoration in dusky red (10R 3/3) to reddish black (10R 2.5/1) paint and added white (poorly preserved) paint. Self-slipped. Restored from fragments. Mouth and some sherds missing. Surface eroded, especially added white.

Height 11.5 cm
Outside Diameter 8.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); R. B. Seager, 1908

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