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By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou

ISBN-10: 0876615302

ISBN-13: 9780876615300

An in-depth examine of the overdue Minoan IA cross-draft kiln stumbled on in the course of excavations at Kommos on Crete. The kiln is of a sort that was once renowned in the course of the Neopalatial interval, and its stable kingdom of upkeep has allowed the authors to invest approximately its unique inner structure and use, in addition to the roof that coated it. the big volume of in the community produced pottery present in organization with the kiln is analysed, permitting an in depth research of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases fired in a LM IA kiln.

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111:a). A similar example comes from a final LM IA context at Seli (Cucuzza 1993, pls. 7 and 19: XX-2). The rims of kalathoi 32 and 33 of the kiln dump have an even wider overhang. At Knossos, concave-flaring bowls exhibiting similarities to the Mesara examples have been found in the Stratigraphical Museum Extension site (Warren 1991, p. 323, pl. 78:D), dated to the MM IIIB/LM IA transition, as well as in the Magazine of the Lily Vases (PM I, fig. 421:8) and in the East–West Stairs deposit, dating to mature LM IA (Warren and Hankey 1989: p.

Kiln mound, just east of kiln (trench 87B, pails 91 [11], 112 [6], 115 [6]). 63 (C 9983). Teacup Fig. 38 2 joining sherds preserving 25% rim and 10% upper body. Pres. H. 041, Diam. 135. Fine fabric with reddish yellow fracture, very pale brown exterior surface, and pink interior surface. 1% angular inclusions: white, brown, dark brown, reddish yellow, yellowish red, and red; max. 0015, avg. 0007. Resembles kiln pottery fabric. Exterior fine tortoise-shell ripple (multiple brush) and rim band executed in dark brown to dilute reddish yellow.

100 The leaves are arranged in pairs without centerline, an arrangement that will be the rule among dark-on-light patterned foliate sprays and bands on LM IA–II 98. The possibility of thong handles was suggested to me by Rutter. The practice of tying lids is discussed by Miriam Tadmor for Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age storage and transport vessels from Israel (Tadmor 1992, p. 149). Bowls from these periods had single holes, indicating that their lids were attached on only one side, allowing them to be lifted during eating or drinking.

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