ZAKROS - 2010
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Archaeological Society of Athens
Zakros. E. Platon (ASA/Athens) reports on a study season focused largely on the ceramic material. Among finds made in 1966, a hemispherical cup and part of a brazier are noted. From the 1970-1971 excavation of houses in the southeast of the settlement come table wares such as tumblers (Fig. 1), carinated and straight-sided cups, shallow bowls, two-spouted lamps and kadoi, plus a metal-working crucible with metal adhering to the interior. Conservation was carried out on a range of bronze items from the LM I palace: four knives, three chisels, a drill, a large saw and a crook-headed pin.
From the LM III shrine depository building came drinking vessels such as hemispherical spouted cups, two-handled bowls, handless cups with a curving profile, amphoroid kraters, stirrup-jars and basins. The 1978-1979 excavations in House B, on the northwest slopes, yielded significant quantities of pottery including a pair of large kadoi, a four-handled small pithos with black crossed patterns, a small pithoid-amphora, two amphorae with oval mouths, eight prochoes with linear decoration (Fig. 2), three chytres and eight hemispherical kyathoi. Of particular interest from the Palace excavations is a large stamnoid bucket with a spout and two loop-handles (Fig. 3), decorated with bands on the lower half of the body and on the upper half, a lower zone of reeds and an upper containing wheel-motifs with double-axes in between.
Ergon (2010) 61-62
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