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Object Number:MS4176A
Current Location: Classical World Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Greece
Period: Middle Minoan III
Late Minoan IA
Late Minoan IB
Height: 30.8cm
Outside Diameter:25.3cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number527 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) - Other Number


Conical lamp with edge of rim squared in profile, on high, conical base; concave reservoir with two opposed wick-cuttings; two opposed lug-handles below the rim, opposite the wick-cuttings; hollow base. Coarse, unevenly colored gray to brown (2.5-5 YR 4/3-4) clay, with light and dark inclusions. Covered with dark paint and burnished. Restored from fragments. This is a ceramic version of lamps like vol. I, nos. 95-98, a lamp used widely in Minoan Crete and in areas under Minoan influence (Melas 1985: no. 201). Compare Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 2, nos. 75 and 77 (Gournia). For discussion of pedestal lamps see Mercando 1974-75: 29-32.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Catalogue, Collection] Betancourt, Philip P. & Silverman, Jean S. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 44, no. 527, pl. 13, fig. 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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