From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4572
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Gournia
Period Late Minoan I
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

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.

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

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