upper row, l to r: 1977.216.1839.5 and 6 lower row, l to r: .7 and 8 Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.1839.8
Title
Body Sherd of Palace Style Jar
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Crete, Knossos (Crete)
Find Spot: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Crete, Knossos (Crete)
Period
Minoan period, Late Minoan IIIA
Culture
Minoan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/328241
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
H. 2.6 W. 4.6 Th. 0.5
Provenance
Transferred from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University. Loaned by Dr. G. H. Chase. From the site of Knossos, Crete.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Loan from Dr. George H. Chase
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.1839.8
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Body sherd of Palace Style Jar (piriform jar). Black-brown paint on cream slip. Probably depicted a floral motif; only curvilinear bands of various thickness remain.
Pinkish fabric. Paint slightly cracking. LM IIIA2.

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