Plaster Cast Reproduction of The Phaistos Disc

1913.02.0003

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Artifact Identification Plaster Cast Reproduction of The Phaistos Disc   (1913.02.0003)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Documentary Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker Emile Gillieron & Fils, Athens.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Middle Minoan III, 18th century BC
Culture Greek - Minoan

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 16.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 15.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.3 cm
Weight 380 g
Measuring Remarks Including handle.
Materials Plaster
Manufacturing Processes Cast,
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

Massey, Keith, and Massey-Gillespie, Kevin, "The Phaistos Disc Cracked?!" http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/phaistos/ -----. "Byblos and Crete: Exploring Orthographic Connections,"paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1997. "Ancient Scripts: The Phaistos Disc," http://alumni.eecs.berkeley.edu/~lorentz/Ancient_Scripts/phaistos.html

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Replica of inscribed clay disc originally found at Hagia Triada, 1908.

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