5 June 2014
A MINOAN POTTERY JAR
LATE MINOAN III, CIRCA 1400-1300 B.C.
Of globular form tapering to the outsplayed foot, with a short cylindrical neck and overhanging disk rim, with three vertical loop handles on the shoulders, the body with a series of horizontal bands, the handle zone with sections of nesting chevrons graduated in size, the handles each encircled by a ring, chevron and lines on the mouth
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high
Antiquities, Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1990, lot 250.
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For the shape see no. 246, p. 255 in Y. Tzedakis and H. Martlew, eds., Minoans and Mycenaeans, Flavours of their Time.
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