Minoan Pithoi

1600-1400BC (Palace of Minos)
Knossos Crete

Found in the West wing of the Palace of Minos. These Pithoi were most likely used for foods storage such as wine or grains. There were 150 pithoi found in the Palace of Minos but room in for close to 400; an indicator of the immense wealth of this palace.


Palace of Minos. West wing. Detail: magazine with pithoi in situ.. ca. 1600 BC-1400 BC. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/SKIDMORE_10312642851

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