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TITLE Το «κύπελλο τύπου Κεφτιού» στη Ζάκρο: ένα εξωγενές στοιχείο με χρονολογική σημασία;
AUTHOR Κυρίτση Μαρία
LANGUAGE Ελληνικά / Greek
PUBLISH DATE 19.04.2019
KEYWORDS Κύπελλο τύπου Κεφτιού/Βαφειού, Ζάκρος, «Ζωγράφος των λεπτότεχνων σπειρών», νεύρωση, δακτύλιος
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The article presents seven cups of the “Keftiu type” which were found in the palace and the settlement of the LM IB site in Kato Zakros. Two cups are fully preserved, while of the other five only fragments have survived. The specific type of cup is thought to be quite rare in Crete and produced from MM IIIB until LM IA. On the contrary, numerous cups were found in Mainland Greece, Kythera, and the Cyclades. In the case of Zakros, research has revealed a big contrast: unlike the other Minoan “Keftiu cups” which are supposed to last only until LM IA, those from Zakros were found in secure LM IB contexts. More specifically, they belong to pottery groups with various ogival cups, fragments of the “Marine Style”, jugs with splatter decoration of irregular flecks of paint, etc. Also, a “Keftiu cup” from Zakros seems to reproduce the shape of type III, which is the latest development of the shape and has never been found before in Crete. This late evolution of the “Keftiu cup” was discovered in the palace of Zakros, together with other pots which have LH IIA parallels from the Peloponnese. Lastly, another “Keftiu cup” fragment seems to be a product of a Knossian workshop and more specifically of the “Little Spiral Painter”. Most of his products were found in Knossos, but others were discovered at the sites of Palaikastro and Akrotiri, Thera. All these observations could lead to the conclusion that the chronological classification of the Minoan “Keftiu cup” has to be reconsidered and this work may also lead to the revision of other chronological details.