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Object Number:MS4640
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Greece
Locus: B11
Period: Late Minoan IA
Late Minoan III
Height: 12 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904


Ostrich-egg-shaped rhyton with flaring mouth; ridge at juncture of neck and shoulder; ovoid body; no handles. Fine, pink (7.5 YR 8/4) to light brownish gray (2.5 YR 5/8) to dark red (10R 3/6) paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Mouth and neck painted; friezes of tortoise-shell ripple on shoulder, center of body, (and lower body?), bounded by bands; lower tip painted. Upper part preserved, restored from fragments; some sherds missing and some non-joining sherds; discolored from burning. Burned. For tortoise-shell ripple on a globular ryhton see Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 7, no. 65 (Gournia); the shape is more like pl. 7, nos. 39-40. For Ripple Ware in general see Vol. I, no. 24.


[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. 75, no. 685, pl. 34, fig. 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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