PIGI - 2009
Type of Operation
Ministry of Culture & Tourism (ΚΕ' ΕΠΚΑ)
Pigi. E. Kapranos (ΚΕ' ΕΠΚΑ) reports on the excavation of an unplundered Minoan chamber tomb of typical type (an irregular rectangular chamber with a domed roof and a long dromos) (Figs 1-7). There are several such isolated LMIII tombs in this region (Fig. 8). One person was interred in a larnax at the northern side, along with 21 ceramic vessels and one of stone, concentrated at the southeast and, to a degree, southwest. The larnax is footed and decorated (Fig. 9). One long side has two octopuses flanking a central group of two double-axes and horns of consecration set over an ‘altar’ pattern; the other an arrangement of the latter two symbols. The stone vase is a Blossom Bowl (Fig. 10), an heirloom from Neopalatial times. Clay vessels include an amphoroid krater (Fig. 11) with octopus design with its stand (also with octopuses and spirals) (Fig. 12), a thilastron (Fig. 13), a kalathos (Fig. 14), an incense burner (Fig. 15), an alabastron (Fig. 16), an amphora (Fig. 17), two kylikes (Figs 18-19), three shallow bowls (Figs 20-22), two conical cups (Figs 23-24), a spouted cup (Fig. 25) and three miniatures - a bridge-spouted jug (Fig. 26), a stirrup jar (Fig. 27) and a flask (Fig. 28). They date to LMIIIA2, perhaps tending to LMIIIB.
AEK 1 (2010), 476-89
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