Plaster Cast of a Minoan Linear B Tablet


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Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of a Minoan Linear B Tablet   (1913.02.0016)
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Artist/Maker E. Gillieron
Geographic Location
Period/Date Minoan, Late Bronze Age, 1700–1100 BCE
Culture Minoan

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 13.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 8.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.3 cm
Weight 134 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plaster
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information Pale Yellow (2.5Y 8.5/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

So 894 Transliteration 1. a-te-re-te-a ,/ pe-te-re-wa 'te-mi-dwe' ROTA ZE [ 2. ka-ki-jo ROTA ZE 1 ka-ko-de-ta ROTA ZE { 3. ki-da-pa , / te-mi-dwe-ta ROTA ZE 41 MO[ 4. o-da-tu-we-ta / e-ri-ka , ROTA ZE 40 cut at left Translation 1. adj. describing wheels of elm wood provided with a border WHEEL 2. a pair of bronze WHEEL 1 bronze-bound WHEEL 3. wood, timber provided with a border WHEELS 41 4. studs (?) of willow wood WHEEL 40

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Wood, Heidi, "Casts of Linear B Tablets in the World Heritage Museum. A translation and Short Commentary", April, 1978.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Originals are from the palace at Knossos.

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