Atkinson, Thomas [Mitarb.]
Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos — London, 1904

Seite: 98
Lizenz: Creative Commons - Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen Nutzung / Bestellung
1 cm


probably to be restored 011 the model of the following type, 5. The pattern,
which we frequently meet with in various modifications and which indeed is
but the old herring-bone pattern of the incised wäre, continued to be a
favourite in the best Mycenaean style (cf. XXXI. 8). The way in which it
adapts itself to the globular shape of the vessel recalls the employment of
the same device for the decoration of Saracenic domes.

5. PI. VIII. 6 with the cording pattern is not so good a specimen of its
type as VIII. 5, a vase which is now at Eton but which withoutdoubt comes
from the Phylakopi cemetery (v. p. 80).1 There is another in the National
Museum in Athens (No. 822 ; cf. 'E<£. 'Apx- 1895, p. 255), which is likewise
of Melian fabric. VII. 11 is a fragment of a sniall pot of the same form and
with a similar division of the field into vertical Strips. The altemation of

narrow and broad chevrons on VIII. 5 deserves
to be noted; it is one of the devices that
recur on the mature Mycenaean pottery (c.g.
'Ec/>. 'Apx- 1895, PI. XI. 2).

G. Fragments of painted amphorae of the
same shape as 5, but provided with a vertical
handle on each side of the neck (and presum-
ably without the suspension-handles lower
down) were sometimes observed, but no whole
vase was found. The type is a natural im-
provement lipon 5.

7. Same as 5, but with a small hollow
Fig. 762 (l : 6). foot (Fig. 76). Tliis also was a fairly common

type, but no specimen of all that came under
my Observation had any pattern on it. For an interesting point of technique
connected with this type see p. 94.

8. One of the most characteristic and conspicuous vase-types in the
geometric period is the beaked jug or schnobclkannc. Those that belong to
the fabric with which we are now dealing may be divided into the following
varieties :—

«. Low-bellied, with fan-shaped spout; the. upper end of the handle is
quite separate from the lower end of the spout. No. 832 in the National
Museum of Athens is a painted specimen of this type; it comes from Melos,
no doubt from the Phylakopi tombs.

b. Similar to a, but with handle attached immediately below spout
(IX. 1).

c. The sjDout is pinched together so as to -form a long narrow Channel'.
This was by far the most common type. The narrow-spouted jugs of this
class vary from the low-bellied form characteristic of a and b to the globular
form of IX. 4, which may be regarded as a later development.

1 For permiasion to photograph and publish Mr. Bosanquet.

the Eton vases our thtinks are due to the - Gritty elay, varying from grey to red ;

Rev. F. W. Cornish, Librarian of Eton lusti'ous red coat. Fonnd in an unplundered

College. The photographa were taken by tomb (see p. "23).
loading ...