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Object Number: MS4287
Current Location: Classical World Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Pseira
Period: Late Minoan IB
Date Made: C. 1450 BC
Early Date: -1475
Late Date: -1425
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 18.5cm
Outside Diameter:10.6cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); R. B. Seager, 1908

Description

Ovoid Rhyton. Marine Style. Ovoid rhyton with collar at base of neck, splayed mouth, and one handle. Hole (0.003 m. in d.) in base. Fabric: Fine, pink (7.5YR 8/4) to pinkish white (7/5YR 8/2) clay with decoration in reddish brown (5YR 5/3) to black paint, Self-slipped. Decoration: Coral on neck; drop motif on collar; coral extends down from the collar and up from a quarefoil rock-work motif at the base, delineating a zone with dolphins within a net pattern. The dolphins (six in total) alternate their positions. Condition: Restored from fragments. Some sherds missing. The Marine Style is well known and has a long literature. This piece, surely an import into Pseira, was found with a companion decorated with same motifs, HM 4508 (Seager 1910: fig. 10).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Worlds Intertwined: Classical World Introduction (14 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 45View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 30, fig. 4View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 33, no. 67, fig. 10, pl. 7View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 22, no. 182View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Coulter. LCC Catalog. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 34View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Buchholz, Hans-Günter & Karageorghis, Vassos. 1971. Altägäis und Altkypros. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 929View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Buchholz, Hans-Günter & Karageorghis, Vassos. 1973. Prehistoric Greece and Cyprus: An Archaeological Handbook. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 929View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Buchholz, Hans-Günter, et al. Jagd und Fischfang. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 150, no. 45View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] 1975. Münzen und Medaillen A.G. (14-15 Marz) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 12, no. 29View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Betancourt, Philip P. Marine Life Pottery from the Aegean Vol.: 30. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 40 upper leftView Objects cited in this Publication

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