By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou
An in-depth research of the overdue Minoan IA cross-draft kiln stumbled on in the course of excavations at Kommos on Crete. The kiln is of a sort that used to be well known through the Neopalatial interval, and its strong nation of protection has allowed the authors to take a position approximately its unique inner structure and use, in addition to the roof that coated it. the big volume of in the community produced pottery present in organization with the kiln is analysed, permitting an in depth examine of the shapes, ornament, and technical features of vases fired in a LM IA kiln.
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Archaeological section F–F of channel 3, showing stone, pottery, and lines of renewal, from north. G. Bianco and M. Shaw 16. As identified by Alain Dandrau and Peter Day. e x c avat i o n a n d s t r u c t u r e o f t h e k i l n 19 Figure 20. Stone rubble found in channel 3. J. W. Shaw Figure 21. Pottery in channel 2. J. W. Shaw 17. For the pottery found within the kiln, see Table 2, p. 29. 18. The line of the original floor of channel 3 and at least one renewal can be seen in Figure 19, where the original floor is shown with a thicker line.
Pres. H. 13, max. Diam. 165. Fine fabric with pink fracture and reddish yellow surfaces. 2% inclusions. Nipple attachment wellintegrated. White-painted thick retorted spirals on dilute dark brown to yellowish red exterior ground; 3 bands below. Nipple plugged. Dump, light brown (trench 87B, pail 93 ; trench 90C, pail 86 ) and red (trench 87B, pails 93A , 106B , 106C ) soil strata east of kiln; dark brown soil stratum north of kiln (trench 87B, pails 116 , 116A , 116B ; trench 91B, pail 46 ; trench 95A, pail 148 ).
87. Outside the dump, hooked spirals have thus far been attested on four mendable conical cups from stratified floor deposits: an early LM IA example from Building T (trench 93A, pail 5: C 9431), two early LM IA cups from a pebble floor in the east part of the South Stoa, east of the dump (trench 84C, pails 51, 52: C 9646, C 9647), and one from an advanced LM IA floor deposit in Room 2 of House X (trench 80A, pail 66: C 9696). For illustrations, see Van de Moortel 1997, figs. 7, 8. 88. For the use of the term “teacup,” see above, note 77.
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