By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou
An in-depth learn of the past due Minoan IA cross-draft kiln stumbled on in the course of excavations at Kommos on Crete. The kiln is of a kind that was once renowned through the Neopalatial interval, and its reliable country of renovation has allowed the authors to invest approximately its unique inner structure and use, in addition to the roof that lined it. the big volume of in the neighborhood produced pottery present in organization with the kiln is analysed, permitting a close examine of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases fired in a LM IA kiln.
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Indicated by crosshatching in Fig. 38). Dump, dark brown soil stratum north (trench 87B, pails 112A , 112B , 116A ) and northwest (trench 95A, pail 146 ) of kiln. 5YR 6/4); max. 007, avg. 002. Top coated with fine, very pale brown slip, bottom possibly with white slip. No trace of polish. Dump, light brown soil stratum east of kiln (trench 87B, pails 82 , 83 ). C OA R S E S LA B S 60 (C 8935). Slab Figs. 38, 43 25% body, 20% rim, mended from 6 sherds. Diam. 65, Th. 023. Medium-coarse fabric with reddish yellow fracture, yellowish red top surface, and red lower surface.
Teacups typically are squat and have their point of maximum diameter at mid-body, their profiles turning sharply toward the base. 86. Type D at Kommos (Kommos III, fig. 12: nos. 22, 24), Aghia Triada (La Rosa 1986, fig. 36:c), and Seli (Cucuzza 1993, pl. 14a: XXVI-1). Types E/F at Aghia Triada (La Rosa 1986, fig. 84:a) and Seli (Cucuzza 1993, pls. 14d; 15a: XVIII-1, XXV-3). Types P and Q at Aghia Triada (La Rosa 1986, figs. 28:h, 92:d–f, 96:b–c) and Seli (Cucuzza 1993, pls. 5: XXVII-3, XXVII-16, XXX-1; 15a: XXVII-8; 15c: XII-2, XXI-1, XXVII-3, XXX-1).
1714, 1719, pl. 100: no. 1984; Levi and Carinci 1988, pp. 191–192, pl. 85:g–l; Pernier 1935, figs. 221:b, 223:a–c, 224:a; Pernier and Banti 1951, fig. 226:a–b). LM IB teacups from the Mesara are larger in size than are LM IA cups, and have tauter shapes with a higher point of maximum diameter than before. For Kommos, see Kommos III, fig. 17: nos. 257–260, pl. 6: nos. 261, 262; and unpublished teacups C 7917, C 8046, C 9041, C 9296, C 9297, C 9365, C 9366, C 9375, C 9376, C 9377, C 9381, C 9600, C 9605, C 9606 from House X; for Aghia Triada, see La Rosa 1986, fig.
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