From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4602I
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Gournia
Period Middle Minoan IIIA | Late Minoan IB
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Wheel Made

Conical cup with flat outturned rim, convex profile, and slight base; concentric string marks on bottom. Medium textured, reddish yellow (5 YR 6/6) clay. Wiped with water. Wheelmade. Undecorated. Intact. Comments: MM III-LM IB. Burn marks on the rim on one side indicate use as a lamp. Conical cups without handles in several simple designs are common at all MM III-LM I sites in Crete. For their cultural implications see Weiner 1984. For this variety compare (among many others) Hawes et al. 1908: pl. 2, no. 51 (Gournia).

Outside Diameter 10.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

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