upper row, l. to r.: 1977.216.1796.1, .2 and .3 lower row, l. to r.: 1977.216.1796.4, .5 and .6 Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.1796.1
Title
Body Sherd With Painted Decoration
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Crete
Find Spot: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Crete, Knossos (Crete)
Period
Minoan period, Late
Culture
Mycenaean
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/287099
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
H. 5.1 W. 6.2 Th. 0.8
Provenance
Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University. Loaned from George H. Browne, Esq. From the site of Knossos on Crete.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Loan from George H. Browne
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.1796.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Bicrome on cream slip. Thick horizontal band of red paint (fragment of another above), with dark-brown and washy-brown concentric curved lines below, which probably formed a spiral. Dark-brown paint goes atop red. Closed shape. Pink fabric, handmade. Paint flaking and encrusted.

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