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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1935.35.22.D
Title
Body Sherd of Cup with Tortoise-Shell Ripple Ware Painted Decoration
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Date
2nd millennium BCE
Places
Find Spot: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Crete, Knossos (Crete)
Period
Minoan period, Middle Minoan IA
Culture
Minoan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/291973
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
H. 3.9 x W. 5 x Th. 0.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 15/16 x 3/16 in.)
Provenance
Gift of Miss Bettina J. Kahnweiler. From the site of Knossos, Crete.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Miss Bettina J. Kahnweiler
Accession Year
1935
Object Number
1935.35.22.D
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The exterior has a thick band of streak brown paint, above which are thick and thin //, vertical "ripple" (wiggly) lines. The interior is monochrome streaky. Highly burnished and lustrous. Irregular lump in fabric on surface. Red fabric.

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