By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou
An in-depth learn of the overdue Minoan IA cross-draft kiln came upon in the course of excavations at Kommos on Crete. The kiln is of a sort that was once well known in the course of the Neopalatial interval, and its solid country of protection has allowed the authors to invest approximately its unique inner format and use, in addition to the roof that coated it. the massive volume of in the community produced pottery present in organization with the kiln is analysed, permitting a close research of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases fired in a LM IA kiln.
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Additional resources for A LM IA Ceramic Kiln in South-Central Crete: Function and Pottery Production
Compression ridges occur when 101. Cf. dark-on-light patterned bowl 62, dating to LM IA (below, p. 96); a LM IA teacup from Phaistos (Levi 1976, p. 375, fig. 584); a LM IA kalathos and globular rhyton from Aghia Triada (La Rosa 1984, fig. 284; 1986, fig. 36:d, f ); LM IA closed vases and a teacup from Seli (Cucuzza 1993, pls. 23, 40b); LM IB and LM II teacups, bowls, and jugs from Kommos (Kommos III, pp. 5–6, 15, 21, 23, 103, nos. 83, 86, 264, 265, 266, 267, 325, 352, 392, 1780, 1783); a LM IB cuprhyton and sherds from Phaistos (Pernier and Banti 1951, figs.
Overfired. Exterior very dark gray monochrome. Interior dark-dipped neck. Dump, red (trench 87B, pail 106E ) and dark brown (trench 87B, pails 111D , 115 , 118 ) soil strata east of kiln. Fabric sample 95/46; fabric group 2b. 49 (C 8973). Ewer Fig. 36 5 sherds mended into 2 nonjoining pieces, preserving 30% rim, 80% neck, tiny portion of shoulder (nonjoining), upper handle attachment. Worn surfaces. Pres. H. 115, Diam. 155. Reddish yellow fracture and yellow surfaces. Body 10% inclusions (medium-coarse), neck ring 25% (coarse).
38 Single sherd preserving part of upper and mid body. Surfaces worn, paint mostly gone. Pres. H. 06, max. Diam. 118. Fine fabric with pink fracture and surfaces. 1% angular inclusions: white, dark brown, and reddish yellow; max. 004, avg. 001. Does not resemble kiln pottery fabric. Exterior very pale brown slip, polished rather hard before decoration. Register of linked, blobcentered spirals with thickened outer loops, painted very dark grayish brown. Dump, dark brown soil stratum northeast of kiln (trench 87B, pail 105).
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