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Piriform jar

Description

After the destruction of Minoan palaces in mid-15th c. BC, Crete largely adopted the Mycenaean culture which had developed in Mainland Greece. Nevertheless, Cretans managed to retain strong elements of their Minoan tradition in almost every aspect of art. In pottery, despite using identical vase types, they decorated them in a much richer and more imaginative way than in the Greek mainland. The illustrated piriform jar is decorated with dense and thick spirals which occupy a large part of the surface; Mainland examples of the same period have much more restricted and standardized decoration. The Minoan tradition is also apparent in the tall and wide neck which is decorated with a wavy line as well as the wide plain base.


Collection Number

ΝΓ0412


Period

Late Bronze Age (Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού)


Material

clay (πηλός)


Culture

Minoan (Μινωικός)


Dimensions

Υ: 21,8 εκ. / ΔΧ: 11 εκ. / ΔΒ: 8,3 εκ.


Exhbition Gallery

2nd floor / A History in Images

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