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Firebox

Object Number:MS4572
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period: Late Minoan I
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 4.4 cm
Outside Diameter:8.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number:95b - Other Number

Description

596 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) Similar to MS 4573 but the large hole is near the side of the capsule. Signs of burning inside hollow chamber. Theories on the use of "fireboxes" range from incense burners, to braziers, to equipment for perfume making. The most complete study is by Geourgiou (1973 b). For this type see Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 2, no. 20 (Gournia); Geourgiou 1973 b: Type IA; Geourgiou 1986: 4-22. Coarse pink clay, rounded heating compartment.

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. 57, no. 596, pl. 17. fig. 21View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Georgiou, Hara S. 1973. "Minoan 'Fireboxes' from Gournia". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 4. pg. 7-14 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 10, fig. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Silverman, Jean S. 1978. The Gournia Collection in the University Museum: A Study in East Cretan Pottery. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 143, 154, no. 376View Objects related to this

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