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TITLE:  Minoan Sarcophagus
WORK DATE:  circa 1400 BC - 1101 BC
PERIOD:  3000 B.C.–400 A.D.
CATEGORY:  Religious and Ceremonial Objects
MATERIALS:  Ocher-colored clay with reddish brown painted decoration
SIZE:  h: 67.2 x w: 56.4 x d: 115.2 cm / h: 26.5 x w: 22.2 x d: 45.4 in
STYLE:  antiquities/ancient art
PRICE*:  325,000 US$  (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  Harlan J. Berk Ltd.  +1-312-609-0016  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Minoan sarcophagus of box-like form. Ocher-colored clay with reddish brown painted decoration. SMIII, 14th-12th century BCE. So-called larnax with four feet and six projecting attachments for carrying. On each of the sides, a squid with four tentacles arranged in loops- this is the iconic image of the Minoan culture. On each end, decorative pairs of semicircles. Within, on the bottom, three cross-struts. Numerous faults in the walls from the firing process. An important piece, of museum quality. Restored, small fill-ins.
PROVENANCE:  In the Swiss private collection of Dr. R. until 1990
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Harlan J. Berk Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Compare Im Labyrinth des Minos, Exhibition in Karlsruhe (2000), p. 315, no. 296.
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