left to right: 1977.216.1794.1, 2, 3 and 4 Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.1794.4
Title
Body Sherd of Closed Vessel. Melian imitation of Early Kamares.
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Melos
Find Spot: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Phylakopi (Melos)
Period
Cycladic period
Culture
Minoan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/328219
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Handmade
Dimensions
H. 10.2 W. 7.1 Th. 0.6
Provenance
Transferred from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University. Loaned from George H. Browne, Esq. From the site of Phylakopi on Melos.
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
1977.216.1794.4
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Body sherd of closed vessel, imitation of Early Kamares. Well-burnished red slip with white paint. The paint is very faded, and only traces exist in some places. The motif is of linked spirals of medium thickness. There is a thinner horizontal band between the two spirals, which went around the vessel body. Reddish fabric with many white inclusions and on surface; lime pops. Hand-made, c. MMIB

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