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Terracotta jug

Early Minoan II
ca. 2900–2300 B.C.
Terracotta; Koumasa ware
H. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, by exchange, 1911
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Decorated with cross-hatched triangles and broad bands.
From Knossos, Crete

Until 1911, collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; acquired in 1911, received from the Ashmolean Museum by exchange.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1912. "Cretan Pottery." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 7(2): p 30, fig. 2.

Evans, Arthur J. 1921. The Palace of Minos: A Comparative Account of the Successive Stages of the Early Cretan Civilization as Illustrated by the Discoveries at Knossos, Vol. 1. p. 73, fig. 40, London: Macmillan & Co.

Robinson, David Moore. 1950. "A Small Hoard of Mycenaean Vases and Statuettes." American Journal of Archaeology, 54 (1): p. 5, note 24.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 13, 162, pl. 2d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Hood, Sinclair and Gerald Cadogan. 2011. Knossos Excavations, 1957-1961: Early Minoan, The British School of Athens Supplement, Vol. 46. no. 1333, p. 273, pl. 63, London: British School at Athens.

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