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Evans, Arthur J.
The Palace of Minos: a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustred by the discoveries at Knossos (Band 4,2): Camp-stool Fresco, long-robed priests and beneficent genii [...] — London, 1935

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CRAFTSMEN'S SIGNS ON FAIENCE INLAYS

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iations of the pattern showing a central rosette, though belonging to
a somewhat later date, are much better
executed. The still later specimens from
the Pavilion of Rameses II at Tell-el-
Yahudiyeh have much more in common
and present, besides hieroglyphic forms,
linear signs on the back such as ^^,

A A FIT toget'ler witn upright strokes
signifying units. Nine out of twelve linear
signs found there correspond with those
on one or other class of Cretan inlays,
a sufficient indication of their source. At
Tell-el-Amarna the marks are
practically confined to the charac-
ter T.

On the faience disks from
Knossos the signs and numbers

Fig. 912- a, FaIence Plaque
for Inlaying from ' Room of the
Throne ': b, Section.

T +

s

P. 13

K.

10

V st/

7

11

OR.

p-11

p.

/4

1ST

16

i
O

Y

disks.

Alpha-

betiform
signs on

were made when the material was 5",ossian
still soft. Several of the ' Crafts-
men's ' signs are the same as
those used for faience plaques of
other forms at Phaestos.1 A
comparative Table of the signs
on such paste inlays from the
two sites is given in Fig. 913.
A few are identical with those on
the bone fish from the ' Drain
ShaftDeposit' already described,2
and almost without exception
they show the same alphabetiform
tendency. The following examples of numeration are associated with such
signs on the Throne Room disks, T ••• | O ••• -{- •••• (partly
below), v^» E (below).

P.

Fig. ill3. Incised Signs on Inlays from
' Room of the Throne ' and Phaestos.

See L.. Pemier, Scavi del/a Missions Ant., xii, 1902), and see pp. 93, 94, Fig
ttaliana a Phaestos, 1900-1, p. 92 seqq. (Mon. 2 P. of M., iii, p. 406.

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