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Minoan Metalworking at Palaikastro: some questions

  • H. W. Catling (a1)

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The account of a discovery of metallurgical débris in a LM III context at Palaikastro in BSA 91 (1966), 213–52 is critically considered, with particular reference to the nature of the deposit, the date of its context, and the suggested identification of certain cire-perdue mould fragments as part of the investment mould for a tripod ring-support of Late Cypriot type. Strong doubts are expressed at the correctness of this identification.

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1 H. W., and Catling, E. A. in Popham, M. R. et al. , The Minoan Unexplored Mansion at Knossos (London, 1984), 203–22.

2 MacGillivray, J. A., Sackett, L. H., Driessen, J. M., and Hemingway, S., ‘Excavations at Palaikastro, 1991’, BSA 87 (1992), 124.

3 Ibid. 141–52.

4 Hemingway, S., ‘Minoan metalworking in the Postpalatial period: a deposit of metallurgical debris from Palaikastro (with an appendix by Paul Harrison)’, BSA 91 (1996), 213–52.

5 Ibid. figs. 5–12, pls. 39–40.

6 e.g. Catling, H. W., Cypriot Bronzework in the Mycenaean World (Oxford, 1964); Matthäus, H., PBF 11.8 (1985), 299309; Catling, H. W., ‘Workshop and heirloom: prehistoric bronze stands in the east Mediterranean’, RDAC 1984, 6991.

7 MacGillivray et al. (n. 2), 124.

8 Ibid. 141.

9 Hemingway (n. 4), 215–17.

10 Ibid. 216, plan 1.

11 Ibid. 215.

13 Catling, H. W. in Popham, M. R. et al. , Lefkandi I (London, 1979–80), 93–7.

14 Catling (n. I), 203–22.

11 Ibid. 218. The Menelaion piece, from a LH III A1 context, will shortly be published.

16 MacGillivray et al. (n. 2), 143, fig. 22; Hemingway (n. 4), 217, fig. 1.

17 Hemingway (n. 4), 216–17, fig. 1·3, pl. 39 a–c.

18 MacGillivray et al. (n. 2), 143, fig. 22.

19 Hemingway (n. 4), 217, fig. 1.

20 Ibid. 215–16.

21 Ibid. 215 n. 8.

22 Reported by Paul Harrison, ibid. 251–2.

23 See for instance the account given some years ago by H. H. Coghlan, Notes on the Prehistoric Metallurgy of Copper and Bronze in the Old World (Oxford, 1951), 47–73, esp. 56–9.

24 Very few of the Lefkandi moulds retained investment clay within envelope clay, Catling (n. 13), 93–7. A cire perdue fragment in a LH III Al context at the Menelaion has both clays.

25 Hemingway (n. 4), 241.

26 Ibid. n. 39.

27 Ibid. 238.

28 Ibid. 230, 238–9 and nn. 30–1.

29 Ibid. 240, fig. 11.4; 248, fig. 12.

30 Platon, N., Zakro (New York and London, 1971), 147 = HM 2611–12, though, indeed, the relief is very slight; it is emphasized by the associated tracing.

Minoan Metalworking at Palaikastro: some questions

  • H. W. Catling (a1)

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