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Object Number:MS4670
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Greece
Period: Late Minoan IB
Height: 5.9 cm
Outside Diameter:17.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); R. B. Seager, 1908


Fragmentary. Shape: Piriform jar with four horizontal coil handles on the shoulder, heavy rim, and molded base. Fabric: Coarse, brown clay with pink (7.5YR 8/4) slip and decoration in reddish brown (5YR 5/4) to black paint and added red (poorly preserved) paint. Decoration: Rim and handles painted. Bands on neck; conglomerate pattern (FM 76, no. 2) on handle zone, with bands above and below; frieze of petaloid loops (FM 63) on body, delineated by bands; bands on lower part of body, above frieze of "grass or reed" (FM 16); base painted. Added red paint: bands on neck, shoulder and body; dots in centers of circles in handle zone; perhaps other motifs. Resting surface unpainted. Condition: Restored from fragments. Some sherds missing.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Collection] Betancourt, Philip P. 1983. The Cretan Collections in the University Museum: Minoan Objects Excavated from Vasilke, Pseira, Sphoungaras, Priniatikos Pyrgos, and Other Sites. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29, no. 54, fig. 9, pl. 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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