Palaikastro: Gourd Vase

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/0248.1467
Level Item
Description Glass negative, quarter plate size, a copy negative taken from a photograph.
Dimensions 10.5 x 8 cm
Place Roussolakkos: Block B
Dates 1903
Donor/Creator The British School at Athens
Project Palaikastro Excavation 1902-1906
Scope and Content Part of a group of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Palaikastro, Crete in the 1902-1905. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Palaikastro: gourd vase".
Notes Described on p. 287 of BSA IX as a flask decorated with a 'polyp' [i.e. octopus] motif. The image is duplicated in slide format in the Ashmolean Lantern Slide Teaching Collection, Oxford University, catalogue number XJ174 as "L.M.II flask, octopus, shells".
Related records [BSA SPHS 03/0249.1467], Palaikastro: Gourd Vase, 1903
[BSA SPHS 01/3835.7305], Palaikastro: Drawings of L.M. octopus flask, jug with papyrus design and three rhyta, 1902-1906
[BSA SPHS 01/4263.8821], Palaikastro: LMII flask (front view), 1903
[BSA SPHS 01/4265.8823], Palaikastro: LMII flask (side view), 1903
Reference 1904 JHS 24: Catalogue of Slides. civ.SPHS 1467. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 60.SPHS 1467. Link to article