University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS4141
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period: Late Minoan IIIA:2
Late Minoan IIIB
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Height: 16.5cm
Outside Diameter:7.6cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number770 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) - Other Number

Description

Stirrup jar with ring base. Fine, pink (5 YR 7/4) clay, with decoration in red (10 YR 5/8) to darker paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Band on rim, inside and out; vertical chevrons and lines bounded by concentric arcs on upper shoulder; frieze of quirks bounded by lines on shoulder; bands on lower body and bottom of base. Restored from fragments; several sherds missing, including top of false neck. Comments: LM IIIA:2-IIIB, probably LM IIIA: 2. For the shape compare Popham 1964: pl. 5e-f (Knossos). Generally similar in decoration is Melas 1985: no. 995 (Karpathos).


Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Betancourt, Philip P. & Silverman, Jean S. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 92, no. 770, pl. 42, fig. 40View Objects cited in this Publication

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