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Reproduction of a Marine-style, terracotta stirrup jar

Emile Gilliéron & Fils

Period:
Late Minoan IB
Date:
ca. 1525–1450 B.C.
Culture:
Minoan
Medium:
painted plaster
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.26.1
  • Description

    Excavated (1901-1904) in House Cc at Gournia, Crete.

    The original vase is nearly complete but restored from 86 joining fragments. This reproduction distinguishes restored from missing areas with minimal inpainting but homogenizes numerous joins between fragments to give the appearance of a nearly intact vessel. Decorated with two lively octopi amid rocks and smaller marine creatures, it is a particularly fine example of the Marine style produced at Knossos.

    The original is in the Herakleion Archaeological Museum, Crete.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 19, fig. 11.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 24-25, fig. 15.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 24-25, fig. 15.

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