University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Mary G. Ciaccio

Ceramic Stands

A Group of Domestic and Ritual Objects from Crete and the Near East

By: Philip P. Betancourt and Mary G. Ciaccio and Brigit Crowell and Jean M. Donohoe and R. Curtis Green

Cylindrical stands for pottery were used by several ancient cultures in the eastern Mediter¬≠ranean, but their development among the Minoan of Bronze Age Crete was especially elaborate and interesting. By the latter part of the Late Bronze Age, Minoan stands were ornamented with snakes, horns, birds, multiple handles, and other attributes, going well beyond the […]