University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:MS4699.2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period: Middle Minoan II
Late Minoan I
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Outside Diameter:3.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number:417 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) - Other Number

Description

Body sherd from a carinated open vessel (cup or bowl). Fine, hard, pinkish white (7.5 YR 8/2) clay, covered with dark paint, inside and out. Stamped decoration of two types: triangles with lines and "bow ties". Surface very eroded; added paint probably once present but not preserved. Not local; probably from one of the palaces. Thin "egg shell ware" of this type was not produced at Gournia. Soles suggests (surely correctly) that this sherd probably comes from central Crete (1979 a: 151, note 18).


Bibliography:

[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. 26, no. 417, pl. 7, fig. 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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