University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS4640
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Locus: B11
Period: Late Minoan IA
Late Minoan III
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 12cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number685 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) - Other Number

Description

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.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Betancourt, Philip P. & Silverman, Jean S. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 75, no. 685, pl. 34, fig. 32View Objects cited in this Publication

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