By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou
An in-depth research of the past due Minoan IA cross-draft kiln came across in the course of excavations at Kommos on Crete. The kiln is of a kind that was once well known in the course of the Neopalatial interval, and its stable country of renovation has allowed the authors to take a position approximately its unique inner format and use, in addition to the roof that coated it. the massive volume of in the neighborhood produced pottery present in organization with the kiln is analysed, permitting a close learn of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases fired in a LM IA kiln.
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Extra resources for A LM IA Ceramic Kiln in South-Central Crete: Function and Pottery Production
9–11) are too fragmentary to reveal much of their body profiles. They are dark-onlight patterned, unlike the kiln dump teacups. Dark-on-light as well as lighton-dark patterned teacup fragments have been published from the House of the Alabaster Threshold at Aghia Triada, dated to the MM IIIB/LM IA transition, but they, too, lack identifiable profiles (D’Agata 1989, pls. XXI:e, XXII:b). Other dark-on-light teacups of LM IA date from Aghia Triada have more rounded profiles than the kiln dump examples from Kommos (La Rosa 1986, figs.
White interior rim band. Dump, light brown soil stratum east (trench 90C, pail 94 ), red soil stratum northwest (trench 95A, pail 152 ), and dark brown soil stratum west (trench 95A, pail 164 ) of kiln. Fabric sample 95/29; fabric group 2a. 80% preserved, single sherd. 75% rim, 90% body, 25% base. Complete profile. H. 102, Diam. 205, Diam. 075. Medium-coarse fabric with reddish yellow fracture, paler reddish yellow interior surface, and pink exterior surface. 10% inclusions. Interior upper body decorated with white arcs on a black to red ground, arranged in irregular groups bordered above and below by a white band.
A LM IA conical cup from the Kommos Hillside published by Watrous belongs to the variety with flaring walls (Kommos III, fig. 12: no. 2). 68 a l e y d i s va n d e m o o r t e l Type C cups differ from the large ovoid and semiglobular cups of types E, F, P, Q, and V not only in body shape, but also in wall thickness and surface treatment. The larger types have relatively thinner walls, their rims are better finished, and their surfaces are better smoothed. While type C cups are undecorated, more than half of the large ovoid and semiglobular conical cups are dark-slipped or have painted decoration.
A LM IA Ceramic Kiln in South-Central Crete: Function and Pottery Production by Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou