Three fragments of cup

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Late Minoan I A Period
Late Minoan I A, about 1550 B.C.

Findspot: Greece, Crete, Mochlos

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Three fragments of a large tall cup. Two rim fragments; fine thin highswung ribbon handle. Straight profile above, rounded below. Buff clay, red-orange paint. Handle has two painted bands at side; underside of handle unpainted. Glazed inside (on one sherd this is worn off); outside, band at rim, and one (?) row of thick-rimmed spirals with double spiral vertical as connector, the inner line of the spiral center forks like a small leaf. The centers of the main spirals may be solid.


From Richard Seager's Excavation at Mochlos, Crete.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. T. James Bowlker