Period: Late Minoan III
Date: ca. 1400–1100 B.C.
Dimensions: diameter 10 1/4in. (26cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Alexander and Helene Abraham, in honor of Carlos A. Picón, 1999
Accession Number: 1999.423
While the painted decoration on pottery of Postpalatial Crete is not as fine as the earlier works produced in the palace workshops, the quality of potting and the pyrotechnology reached a high point. This piece is a good example of the fine quality that was achieved by potters on Crete at the end of the Late Bronze Age. It is a less common variation pf the pyxis type, a characteristic Minoan shape, which usually has a taller cylindrical body.