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Kernos

Object Number:MS4546
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Vasiliki
Period: Early Minoan III
Middle Minoan I
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Serpentine
Height: 3.8 cm
Width: 9.4 cm
Depth: 5.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); E. H. Hall, 1912

Description

Shape: Elliptical block with two cups in upper surface. Two pierced holes are between upper surface and sides. The insides of the two mouths are clearly bevelled to receive lids. Decoration consisting of incised ladder-motifs forms two v's on upper surface; two siets of two incised lines with bands of hatched semicircles are around body, with zone of drilled depressions between the bands of semicircles. Material: Serpentine; the drilled depressions were possibly for inlay-work, now missing. Condition: Fragment missing from mouth.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Betancourt, Philip P. 1983. The Cretan Collections in the University Museum: Minoan Objects Excavated from Vasilke, Pseira, Sphoungaras, Priniatikos Pyrgos, and Other Sites.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 75, no. 264, fig. 20, pl. 20View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 28, no. 100View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Sagan, Marian H. 1962. The Pottery from Vasiliki.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Warren, Peter M. 1969. Minoan Stone Vases.. Cambridge University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13 and p. 228View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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