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Reproduction of a pithos (storage jar)

Emile Gilliéron fils

Period:
Middle Minoan III
Date:
ca. 1750–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Minoan
Medium:
painted plaster
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.111
  • Description

    From Knossos, probably found in the 1880's and the gift of Constantine, King of Greece.

    The site of Knossos before Sir Arthur Evans excavated there was known locally as "Ta Pitharia" or the Storage Jars because of pithoi, like this one, that had been found there.

    The original is in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

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