The mycenaean pottery

A total of twenty-five Aegean-type vessels have been reported from Athienou-Bamboulari tis Koukouninas, which are listed in Catalogue VI.11 None of these vessels has been subject to any scientific investigations regarding their provenance. The two shallow bowls (cat. nos. 7-8) are of a type which was manufactured in Cyprus at the end of the LC II period.12 The ware and the debased decoration of the ring-based krater (cat. no. 9) suggest that this vessel was made on the island as well. Two coarse ware stirrup jars (cat. nos. 24-25) have tentatively been assigned a Minoan origin, even though such vessels were also produced on the Greek mainland.13

Twenty-one of our vessels derive from the excavations conducted in 1971 and 1972. Since these campaigns are fully published, it is certain that these are all the Mycenaean finds made by the Israeli

10 Keswani 1993, 78; Knapp 1997, 57, 67. stratum II, see Dothan & Ben-Tor 1983, 115-117.

11 In addition, five so-called 'Mycenaean IIIC:1b' deep 12 Kling 1987, 101, 1989, 131-136.

bowls of Cypriot manufacture have been discovered in 13 Day & Haskell 1995, 97.

site area

amount

unknown

4

structure

2

courtyard

10

east

9

north-east

0

Total

Table 11.1

team. Four additional Mycenaean finds from Athienou Bamboulari tis Koukouninas were seen by Paul Astrom in the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. These probably were found during the trial excavations conducted in 1958 by the Department of Antiquities. If more Mycenaean finds had been made during this campaign, we may expect that Astrom would have noted them. It appears that all Mycenaean vessels found at our site are presented in Catalogue VI.

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