University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS4490
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Greece
Period: Late Minoan IB
Late Minoan IIIA:1
Height: 9.3cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number747 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) - Other Number


Squat alabastron; everted rim; low neck; high shoulder; four handles on the shoulder, two horizontal and two vertical. Fine to medium textured, pink (7.5 YR 8/4) clay with light and dark inclusions, with decoration in reddish brown to black paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Band on rim, inside and out; foliate band composed of pairs of petals with no central line on upper shoulder; bands on lower body; lines on handles. Restored from fragments; some sherds missing. Surface eroded. Comments: LM IB-IIIA: I (probably LM IB). For the decoration compares Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 7, nos. 17 and 33; pl. 8, nos. 15 and 31 (Gournia). For the shape compare vol. I, no. 65, with parallels (Pseira).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Catalogue, Collection] Betancourt, Philip P. & Silverman, Jean S. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 88, no. 747, pl. 40, fig. 37View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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