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Terracotta straight-sided cup

Period:
Middle Minoan IB
Date:
ca. 1950–1900 B.C.
Culture:
Minoan
Medium:
Terracotta; Light-on-dark ware
Dimensions:
H. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm); diameter 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Ashmolean Museum, by exchange, 1911
Accession Number:
11.186.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The use of the potter's wheel became widespread in the Middle Minoan IB period for the first time.
From Knossos, Crete

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1912. "Cretan Pottery." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 7(2): pp. 31-2, fig. 5.

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