From: Greece | Crete

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

Object Number 30-44-1A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete
Period Late Minoan IIIC
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

SHAPE: Cylindrical pyxis with central handle on lid (now missing, once attached through perforation in center of lid). Box once supported on four small feet, also now missing, which were attached by using perfor-ations in the bottom. FABRIC: Fine, white (2.5Y 8/2) clay with decoration in brown (10YR 5/3) to black paint. DECORATION: Vertical lines on outside edge of box. Concentric compass-drawn circles on underneath of box. Concentric circular bands on top of lid com-posed of: central dot; zig-zag band; scale pattern; zig-zag band; pendant and rising concentric semi-circles with solid half circles within them and the area between the semicircles painted; zig-zag band; hatched band. Outside of lid decorated with vertically hatched band at top of side, with zig-zag bands below it and at base of lid, delineating a frieze of "double axes". These are composed in an alternating scheme with vertical zig-zag bands bounded by vertical lines. Concentric semicircles with horizontal bands of hatching (the ladder motif) across them fill the interstices above and below each "axe." Remainder of vase is unpainted. CONDITION: Restored from fragments. Some sherds missing.

Height 5.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Georges Nicole, 1930

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