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Firebox

Object Number:MS4573
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Minoan
Provenience: Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period: Late Minoan I
Middle Minoan I
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Handmade
Height: 4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904
Other Number:95a - Other Number

Description

593 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication) Hollow, domed capsule with collar ("firebox"); large hole (d. 1.8cm.) in underside, with many smaller perforations (d. 0.2-0.4 cm.) filling the remainder of the underside; smooth collar at the upper edges. Coarse, red to discolored clay with light and dark inclusions. Wiped with water. Handmade. Undecorated. Collar mostly broken away. Signs of burning inside hollow chamber.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

World Culture Day / Six Continents, One World: A Day of Archaeological Discovery / \"What in the World\" (22 Oct 1994 - 22 Oct 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Silverman, Jean S., and Betancourt, Philip P. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 56, no. 593. pl. 17, fig. 21View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Silverman, Jean S. 1978. The Gournia Collection in the University Museum: A Study in East Cretan Pottery. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 143 and 154, no. 375View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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