Black glazed trefoil jug (shaped like askos) [Π 5514 and Π 5530]

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Source

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Bibliographic Citation

Κ.Τζανακάκη, ΚΡΗΤΗ-ΑΙΓΥΠΤΟΣ, Πολιτισμικοί δεσμοί τριών χιλιετιών, ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟ 2000, 414, αρ.479.

Provenance

Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Χανίων

Abstract

Πτηνόμορφος ασκός με πλαστική λαβή σε μορφή Πανός.

Medium

Πηλός

Temporal Coverage

Τέλη 3ου αι. π.Χ.
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Black glazed jug shaped like askos (a vessel probably inspired by containers made from animal skin). Ovoid body, conical hollow foot with a ring base, trefoil mouth and one vertical handle modeled in a representation of Pan. At junction of neck and body two incised lines and above them, on neck, are visible traces of the “Western Slope” style decoration. On body ribbed decoration, interrupted by a decorative band with a painted white wreath. God Pan’s body leans back following the curve of the handle and is mold made; he is represented naked, ithyphallic, bearded with animal features such as horns on head and hairy goat legs.
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