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By Joseph W. Shaw, Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou

An in-depth examine 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 renowned throughout the Neopalatial interval, and its stable nation of upkeep has allowed the authors to take a position approximately its unique inner format 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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105. Very pale brown fracture and surfaces. Body 10% inclusions (medium-coarse), neck 1% (fine), handle 20% (coarse). Join of neck to shoulder as well as handle attachments well-integrated. Exterior brownish yellow monochrome. Interior dark-dipped neck. Dump, light brown (trench 87B, pail 93 [11]; trench 90C, pail 94 [1]) and red soil (trench 87B, pails 93A [6], 106D [2]) strata east of kiln; dark brown soil stratum northeast of kiln (trench 87B, pails 111 [1], 115 [1]) and court north of stoa (trench 95A, pail 165 [1]).

Fine fabric with pink fracture and reddish yellow surfaces. 1% angular inclusions: white, brown, pale brown to light yellowish brown, dark brown, reddish yellow, and yellowish red; max. 001, avg. 0005. Resembles kiln pottery fabric. Abruptly inturning shoulder, resembling that of bridgespouted jar. Exterior crocus clusters painted red to dilute light red on very pale brown slip. Polished after decoration. Dump, dark brown soil stratum northeast of kiln (trench 87B, pail 115). 67 (C 9993). Closed vessel Fig.

Plastic and impressed rope band at bottom of neck and two rope bands above the base. Interior unpainted. ) impressions on rim, all made before firing. Dump, dark brown soil stratum northeast of kiln (trench 87B, pails 111A [2], 112 [4]). 58 (C 10613). Pithos and red soil strata east of kiln (trench 87B, pails 96 [1], 106B [1], 106D [1], 106E [2], 107 [1], 107B [1]); dark brown soil stratum east (trench 87B, pail 111D [3]), north (trench 87B, pails 105 [2], 116A [1]; trench 91B, pails 45 [16], 48 [1]; trench 95A, pails 146 [1], 148 [1]), and west (trench 95A, pail 179 [1]) of kiln.

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