La fornace da vasaio TM IB di Haghia Triada. Una riconsiderazione della tavoletta HT 31 (Tablet HT 31 and the pottery kiln from Ayia Triada)
Pietro Militello Creta Antica 12 (2011): 273-288.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
Of the many studies dedicated to tablet HT 31 the one conducted by Duhoux has certainly solved the largest number of questions, with the exception of a precise identification of the types of vases represented. This paper tackles this issue with a structuralistic approach and starts from a comparison with the LM I formal repertoire which was actually used at Ayia Triada. The structural analysis of the tablet underlines the presence of two sections: the first is characterised by the ideogram of the tripod and by ideograms of larger dimensions and by small quantities (maximum a few tents); the second is characterised by smaller ideograms and by large quantities (hundreds and thousands). The starting point for an adequate understanding are the vases of the second section, which are clearly identifiable as conical cups and small bowls, with a ratio of 1:10. The vases of the first section are certainly storage and pouring vases of medium dimension, probably stamnoi, pithoid amphorae, spouted jars, and less probably cylindrical pithos, globular pithos and pithoid jar. It remains in doubt whether the assemblage was in bronze, as suggested by the ideogram of the tripod, or ceramic, as suggested by the large quantities.