Tripod Fragment


From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4718
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Gournia
Period Middle Minoan III | Late Minoan I
Section Mediterranean
Materials Bronze

Tripod leg. Bronze with green patina; remains of bronze pin in hole. One handle (MS4746A), one leg (MS4718), and ca. 425 fragments of sheet copper or bronze (MS4746-B) from one or more tripod cauldrons with two handles on the rim. Fragments very corroded. Body hammered from sheets, riveted together; handle and leg cast. The shape conforms to Catlings's Form 4a (1964: 169), a type with straight sides and very slightly rounded base. To Catling's list add Effenterre and Effenterre 1963: pl. 47, nos. 2085-2086. For the shape as an ideogram on the Linear B tablets see Olivier 1969: figs. 10-14. Bibliography: Unpublished.

Height 7.7 cm
Length 25.05 cm
Width 5.25 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

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