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

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while in other cases it has received an additional sheen from burnishing. The
neck and foot of the vessel were in many cases fluted horizontalIj. Incised

patterns as on V. 16 were not common,
but a good many fragments bore traces
of a simple pattern in white lines like
that of XXIV. 14. Fig. 137 is a coarse and
comparatively late specimen of the same
general class.

We also foimd many fragments of
goblets shaped like those just described
but made of dark grey clay exactly like
/ ] \ \ the archaic ' Lesbian' wäre which Mr.

/ ! Gardner discovered at Naukratis. This

l______L»..J*i sort of pottery occurs on many My-

Pio. 137.1—(1: (i). cenaean sites, and there is of course

no reason for supposing that any of it
was manufactured in Melos. It bears conspicuous traces of having been
turned on the wheel and does not occur in the lower sfcrata.

XXIV. 13 is a fragment of another tj'pe belonging to the same fabric as
the above-mentioned goblets with lustrous red surface. It is part of a shallow
dish with a low rim, and perhaps a high hollow foot. The rim is surrounded
by a deep slit round the outside, and is pierced by suspension-holes arranged
in pairs. Another variety has a higher rim with a more or less pronounced
fluting round the outside. XXIV. 13 has a pattern of white cross-hatchings
round the top of the rim. Other fragments again are decorated ontheunder-
sidc with narrow strips of white, crossed at intervals by sets of short black
lines.

Another kind of wäre that was plentifully represented, though almost
entirely by fragments, was composed of very dark clay with a well-burnished
surface. The clay was intentionally blackened,
or at least darkened, through and through, and
the surface lustre was entirely due to hand-
polishing. The commonest forms were large
bowls of the same general shape as XXXIII. 2.
and short-necked amphorae, sometimes provided
with a spout; both these types seem to have
had a small foot. Another more or less recog-
nizable type had a neck like that of Sect. 6, no. 2
and vertical suspension-handles on the Shoulder.
The pretty fragment shown under Fig. 138 is F">- 138.J—(l: 3).

decorated with spiral ribbing. Fig. 139 is a com-

plete vase of the same class. Fig. 140 on the other hand, though similar
in outward appearance, is made of ordinary pale-coloured clay.

1 Light red clay; lustrous red surface, (much injured); suspension-ear on each side
probably polished. of neck.

2 Dingy clay with dark polished surface
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