Location: On Display in the Classical World Gallery

From: Greece | Crete | Pseira

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4287
Current Location Classical World Gallery - On Display
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Pseira
Period Late Minoan IB
Date Made ca. 1450 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

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).

Height 18.5 cm
Outside Diameter 10.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); R. B. Seager, 1908

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