upper row, left to right: 1977.216.1828.1, 2 and 3 lower row, l to r: .4 and 5 Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.1828.3
Title
Body Sherd of Jar with Kamares Decoration
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Crete
Find Spot: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Crete
Period
Minoan period, Middle Minoan II
Culture
Minoan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/328247
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
H. 4 W. 6.5 Th. 0.2-0.3
Provenance
Transferred from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University. From the site of Kato Zakro, 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
1977.216.1828.3
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Body sherd, probably from a jar. A buff-fired slip has been applied with a dark glaze. The dark brown-black paint is used to form thick bands around the vessel, which then have a layer of white paint atop them. The dark paint is also used in to form //, vertical lines from the top band. MM IIA-B, Classical Kamares

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