The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ASCSA

Pylos Excavations Records. Series V: Piet de Jong' s Watercolors of the Pylos Frescoes

Biographical Note

Piet de Jong was born in 1887 and died on April 20, 1967.  He was of Dutch origin, but he was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England.  He trained as an architect and began to practice architecture in Leeds in Yorkshire before the WW I. Piet de Jong first came to Greece immediately after the First World War as a member of an architectural commision working under the Greek government in Macedonia.  It was in Greece that he met his wife, Effie, who came from Scotland but who had been working in Greece since before the war.  Through her it seems he was brought into touch with the British School of Archaeology at Athens, and he served as architect and draughtsman on the BSA’s excavations directed by Alan Wace at Mycenae in the 1920’s.  At the same time through the British School he came to work for Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos. He also worked at Sparta and Perachora. During WW II he was employed in making precision tools in a factory in London.  From 1947 until 1952 he served as Curator for the British School of Archaeology at Knossos.  He later worked for many American excavations: at Eutresis with Hetty Goldman, at the Athenian Agora, at Prosymna, Zygouries, Nemea and Pylos with Carl W. Blegen, and at Lerna and Kea with Jack L. Caskey.

Contents
There are 86 watercolors of the Pylos frescoes by Piet de Jong in the ASCSA Archives. They have been arranged into eight series.


Subseries V.1: Human Figures

Men in Procession / Men in Robes

ASCSA # : 01
Publication # : [7 H 5]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Male Figure with Psi-decorated Robe]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 25 x 25 cm
Note: Study for reconstructive painting 7H5 preserving robed male figure proceeding left (fragment B). Psi-decorated robe with brown vertical seam and two brown stripes at bottom edge. Lavender area at right gives way to wavy edge. On reverse, pencilled drawing and grid outline for fragments preserving a nature frieze. Findspot: vestibule 5. Unsigned. Reference: Lang, 66, 244, pls. 7, 120, (119).

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ASCSA #: 02
Publication # : [8 H 5]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Male Figure with Dot Rosette Robe]
Physical description : watercolor on block paper ; 21 x 26 cm
Note: Study for reconstructive painting 8H5 preserving lower part of robed male figure. Dot rosettes in brown on white background with brown vertical stripe marking side seam. Purplish-brown background. Findspot: vestibule 5 at northeast. Unsigned. Reference: Lang, 66, 244, pls. 8, 120, (119).

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ASCSA #: 03
Publication # : 9 H 5
Pylos # : none
Title: [Male Figure with Dotted Robe]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 51 x 37 cm
Note: Male figure fragments preserving neck and robed torso of male figure proceeding left carrying reddish-brown object. White short sleeve robe with brown dots. Extreme left shows small part of another robe. Findspot: vestibule 5 at north-east. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: clover in left corner. Reference: Lang, 66-67, 244, pls. 9,120, (119). 

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ASCSA #: 04
Publication # : 10 H 5
Pylos # :  P. 55.158
Title: [Fragmentary Dotted Robe]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 25 x 18 cm
Note: Five joining fragments preserving lower middle section of white robe with wide brown stripe down middle, brown dots overall. Findspot: vestibule 5 at north-east end. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 67, 244, pl. 7.

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ASCSA #: 05
Publication # : 13 H 5
Pylos # : P. 55.150
Title: [Two White Robed Male Figures]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper with pencil ; 25 x 35 cm
Note: Fragment preserving two figures in profile proceeding to left. Right figure preserved from neck to below hips. Short sleeve garment has brown detailing at neckline with three lines curving up from waist and brown vertical side seam. Left figure is smaller and clothed similarly to right figure. White background changing to black at wavy line. Findspot: vestibule 5 at north-east . Unsigned. Reference: Lang, 67-68, 244, pls. 10, 119, (119).

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ASCSA #: 06
Publication # : 14 H 5
Pylos # :  none
Title: [Long Robed Male Figure]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 51 x 37 cm
Note: Fragments preserving long white skirt, outlined in brown. Red foot below skirt in left profile. Black and white checkerboard border below. Findspot: vestibule 5 at northeast. StateResp: signature type I-4. Reference: Lang, 68, 244, pls. 11, 119, (119).

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ASCSA #: 07
Publication # : 15 H 5
Pylos # : none
Title: [Flounced Skirt and Feet]
Physical description: watercolor on paper w/ pencil ; 50 x 35 cm
Note: Fragments preserving skirt and two outlined feet in left profile. Three-band border below. Findspot: vestibule 5 at northeast. StateResp: signature type I-4. Reference: Lang, 68, 244, pls. 11, 199, (119).

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ASCSA #: 08
Publication # : 35 H 2
Pylos # : none
Title: [Miniature Male Procession to Right]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper w/ pencil ;  35 x 25 cm.
Note: Fragment preserving one male figure (in center) from hair to waist and parts of (possibly) two other figures to right and left. Central figure clad in white, figure to left in red. Blue background. Horizontal white line behind figures.  Some pencil markings at bottom of drawing. Findspot: inner propylon (2) near court (3). Unsigned. Reference: Lang, 77, 245, pls. 25, 121, C.

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ASCSA #: 09
Publication # : 47 H 13
Pylos # : none
Title: [ Processional Figure with Lamp Stand]
Physical description: watercolor on tinted paper ; 38 x 55 cm
Note: Fragments preserving feet and lower part of male figure’s robe proceeding to left. Black robe with black border. Rounded lamp stand base right of feet.
Findspot: corridor 13 (in situ) southwest wall. StateResp: signature type I-4.  Reference: Lang, 81, 82, 246, pls. 30, N.


Men as Warriors Battle Scenes

ASCSA #: 10
Publication # : 22 H 64
Pylos # : none
Title: [Battle Scene I: Duomachy and Mass Murder]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 82 x 73 cm
Note: Reconstructive painting preserving two opposing sides of men engaged in battle. Men wearing body armour, helmets and greaves, and holding daggers and spears. Fighting men dressed in beast skins. Black and white checkerboard border. Findspot: Hall 64 in front of north east wall. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang 71, 245, pls. 16, 117, A, M.

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ASCSA #: 11
Publication # :  23 H 64
Pylos # :
Title: [Battle Scene II: Border Warrior]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper w/ paper appliqué ; 50 x 34
Note: Joining fragments preserving warrior from waist to top of helmet. Right arm raised, left arm extended forward. Spear and black baldric behind neck. Checkerboard frieze at top. Find Spot: Hall 64 in front of north-east wall. StateResp: signature type I-11. Watermark: lower left corner -“Scholler Progress”. Reference: Lang, 72, 245, pls. 17,  M.

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ASCSA #: 12
Publication # : 24 H 64
Pylos # : none
Title: [Battle Scene III: “Starfish”]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 73 x 51 cm
Note: Fragments preserving warriors in various stages of battle. Three figures at top, first male figure falling (?), other two men locked in combat. Two figures at bottom falling.  Findspot: Hall 64 in front of northwest wall. StateResp: signature type S-1. Condition: some foxing.  Reference: Lang, 72-3, 245, pls. 18, 124.

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ASCSA #: 13
Publication # : [25 H] 64
Pylos # : none
Title: [Battle Scene IV: Duel Plus]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 51 x 70 cm
Note: Fragments preserving four kilted men duelling w/ short swords or daggers. White background changing at wavy lines to blue border at either side. Black and white checkerboard at bottom. Findspot: Hall 64 in front of northeast wall. 
StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: lower right edge. Condition: foxing. Reference: Lang, 73, 245, pls. 19, N.

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ASCSA #: 14
Publication # : 26 H 64
Pylos # : none
Title: [Battle Scene V: Chariot]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 20 x 73 cm
Note: Fragments preserving two warriors and chariot pulled by horse. One male figure riding, one walking behind. Wheel with four spokes preserved. Black and white checkerboard at top border. Blue background changing to white at wavy lines at either side. Findspot: Hall 64 in front of northeast wall. StateResp: signature type S-3. Watermark: clover in upper right corner.  Reference: Lang, 73, 245, pls. 18, 123.

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ASCSA #: 15
Publication # : 29 H 64
Pylos # :  none
Title: [Battle Scene VIII: Head of Warrior ]
Physical description: watercolor on tinted watercolor paper ; 38 x 27
Note: Two joining fragments preserving head of warrior wearing boar’s tooth helmet. Right arm raised holding spear(?), knot with 2 ribbons at right of warrior’s shoulder. Reddish brown background. Findspot: Hall 64 in front of north-east wall. StateResp: signature type I-7.  Reference: Lang, 74, 245, pls. 21, 124.


Men and Dogs / Men as Hunters

ASCSA #: 16
Publication # : [17, 19-20H43, 13C43]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Men and Dogs-Hunters]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 75 x 66 cm
Note: Fragments from Hunting Scene of Room 43 combined by De Jong in composition depicting hunters in tunics juxtaposed at different levels proceeding left with spears. On top, hunter with leashed yellow dog. Dark background changing to white at wavy lines. Findspot: Room 43. StateResp: signature type S-2. Watermark: none. Reference: Lang, 21- 24, 41, 69, 70, 108, pl. M.

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ASCSA #: 17
Publication # : 18 H 43
Pylos # : none
Title: [Hunter with Shield (?)]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 43 x 28 cm
Note: Fragments preserving profile of male figure with shield(?) indicated by wide black arc crossing arm. Reconstructed as hunter with raised spear and shield. Findspot: Room 43 high in fill. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: vertically on right. Reference: Lang, 69, 244, pls. 13, 116, 122, B.

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ASCSA #: 18
Publication # : 21 H 48
Pylos # : none
Title: [Men and Dogs]
Physical description: watercolor and pencil on tinted paper w/ paper appliqué ; 73 x 51 cm
Note: Male figure fragments preserving two hunters in two levels in white tunics wearing greaves with dogs proceeding to left. Upper figure holds a spear, followed by two dogs. Lower figure holds tripod. Remains of another tripod indicated. White, tan and black border bands. Findspot: Corridor 48, high in fill. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 70, 245, pls. 15, 116, 122.

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ASCSA #: 19
Publication # : [21 H 48]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Men and Dogs]
Physical description: watercolor w/ pencil on bristol board ; 33 x 24 cm
Note: Study for reconstructive painting 21 H 48 (see ASCSA # 18) preserving legs, and feet of male figure carrying tripod. Findspot: Corridor 48, high in fill. StateResp: Unsigned. Reference: Lang, 70, 245, pls. 15, 116, 122.

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ASCSA #: 20
Publication # : [21 H 48]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Men and Dogs]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 36 x 25 cm
Note: Two separate studies for reconstructive painting 21 H 48 (see ASCSA #18). Fragments preserving legs, tunic, elbow of male figure carrying tripod (lower left), upper part of male head, and legs and feet of dog. Findspot: Corridor 48, high in fill. StateResp: signature type I-4 (2). Reference: Lang, 70, 245, pls. 15, 116, 122.

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ASCSA #: 21
Publication # :[21 H 48]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Men and Dogs]
Physical description: watercolor and on paper ; 63 x 53 cm
Note: Study for lower section of reconstructive painting 21 H 48 (ASCSA #18). Fragments preserving: a) feet, legs, torso, and elbow of hunter on left holding tripod; and b) front legs and upper back of white dog.  Findspot: Corridor 48, high in fill. StateResp: signature type S-1. Pencilled note at lower left: “To be REVISED / Superceded[sic]” and “revised” written in red ink at bottom left. Reference: Lang, 70, 245, pls. 15, 116, 122.

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ASCSA #: 22
Publication # : [21 H 48]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Men and Dogs]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 45 x 55 cm
Note: Study for upper section of reconstructive painting 21 H 48 (ASCSA # 18). Fragments preserving crown of head and upper half of hunter’s spear, heads of two dogs on leashes, and part of legs of male figure. Figure on right not included in reconstructive painting 21 H 48 (ASCSA # 18). Findspot: Corridor 48, high in fill. StateResp: signature type S-1. Pencilled note at lower left: “To be REVISED / Superceded[sic].” Reference: Lang, 70, 245, pls. 15, 116, 122.



Miscellaneous Men

ASCSA #: 23
Publication # : 31 H nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Tarzans]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 70 x 50 cm
Note: Various fragments preserving upper parts of two male figures wearing beast skins facing away from each other, and shoulders, neck and chin of third male figure, facing left, holding a red object depicted in reconstructive painting as pig. Black and white checkerboard border on top. Findspot: Plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: upper right corner ” Scholler”. Reference: Lang, 74, 245, pls. 22, 23, 116, B, N.

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ASCSA #: 25
Publication # : 36 H 105
Pylos # : none
Title: [Bull Leaper]
Physical description: watercolor and pencil on tinted paper w/ paper appliqué ;
37 x 51 cm
Note: Fragment preserving red male figure from knees up, arms in bent position, white girdle w/ black details. Hind leg of bull. On blue background. Findspot: Wine magazine (105) in pit below floor level. StateResp: signature type I-8.  Reference: Lang, 77, 246, pls. 24, 116, 124, C.

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ASCSA #: 26
Publication # : [43 H 6]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Lyre Player and Bird]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper w/ pencil ; 36 x 25 cm
Note: Study for reconstructive painting 43 H 6 preserving lower part of seated lyre player with feet resting on striped rocks. Lower part of lyre also preserved. Findspot: Throne room 6 in front of northeast wall toward south west. StateResp: signature type I-3. Watermark: lower left vertical edge. Reference: Lang, 80, 245, pls. 27,125,126, A(125).


Male Heads

ASCSA #: 26
Publication # : 54 H nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Life size Male Head I]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 73 x 51 cm
Note: Twelve joining fragments preserving male figure from cap to shoulder. Yellow cap with red ripple lines; black wavy hair running along neck and shoulder. Yellow and black detailed lion skin leg draped across shoulder. On blue background, changing to white along black wavy lines. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: lower left corner. Reference: Lang, 92, 246, pls. 41,130, D.

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ASCSA #: 27
Publication # : 55 H nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Life size Male Head II]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 73 x 51 cm
Note: Four joining fragments preserving part of head (nose, eye and ear) and neck of a male figure wearing yellow cap with red rippled lines. Black wavy hair running down neck and shoulder. On blue background, changing to white along four black wavy lines. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. Framed and hung in Archives office. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: lower left corner. Reference: Lang, 92, 246, pls. 42,130, D.

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ASCSA #: 28
Publication # : 56 H nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Life size Male Head III]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 73 x 51 cm
Note: Fragment preserving part of forehead, bridge of nose, black eyebrow and part of eye of male figure. Restored with yellow cap and black wavy hair. On blue background, changing to white along black wavy lines. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: lower left corner. Reference: Lang, 92, 246, pls. 41,130, D.

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ASCSA #: 29
Publication # : 57 H nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Life size Male Head IV]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 73 x 51 cm
Note: Seven joining fragments preserving parts of forehead, nose, eyebrow, and eye, of male figure. Background consisting of blue section with horizontal ripple lines, separated by narrow white zone w/ black wavy lines giving way to solid blue. Above figure’s head remains of yellow and black net pattern(stone facade?). Find Spot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: lower left corner. Reference: Lang, 92, 246, pls. 42,117, D, N.

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ASCSA #: 30
Publication # : 58 H nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Composite Tailor’s Dummy with Lion Skin]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 103 x 73 cm (oversized).
Note: Composite reconstructive painting bringing together unrelated fragments illustrating how men in life size procession may have dressed. Restored yellow capped male figure wearing lion skin. Fragments preserving part of tail and leg of skin, parts of paws, section showing black ingrown hairs, and red flesh of male figure on blue background. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: lower left. Reference: Lang, 93, 246, pls. 43,129, D.

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ASCSA #: 31
Publication # : [59 H nws]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Negro]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper w/ paper appliqué ; 103 x 74 cm (oversized)
Note: Fragments preserving parts of (a) torso, girdle and upper legs of Negro wearing aquamarine kilt marked with black arrows; and (b) shoulder and neck of figure w/ yellow and red band, wearing yellow cap w/ red ripple lines. Horizontally changing background of blue, white and yellow separated by black wavy lines. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1, appliquéed. Watermark: upper left corner. Reference: Lang, 94, 246, pls. 44,129, D.

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ASCSA #: 32
Publication # : 60 H nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Cup Bearer]
Physical description: watercolor on tinted paper w/ pencil ; 50 x 32 cm
Note: Fragments preserving front part of male head from eye to neck.  Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type I-7. Watermark: right edge of paper. Reference: Lang, 95, 246, pls. 43, D.
 


Women

ASCSA #: 33
Publication # : 1 H 2, 2 H 2
Pylos # : none
Title: [Two Seated Women]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 31 x 45 cm
Note: Composite reconstructive painting of two seated women facing each other. Fragments preserving parts of draped torsos, arms and hair. Findspot: Inner propylon(2) in front of southwest face of northwest wall. StateResp: signature type S-2. Reference: Lang, 62, 244, pls. I, M .

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ASCSA #: 34
Publication # : 3 H 23
Pylos # : none
Title: [Seated Woman]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 42 x 31 cm
Note: Fragments preserving parts of arms, torso and exposed breast of seated female figure. Short sleeve dress edged in red and yellow. Skirt decorated with red, yellow and black patterns. Findspot: palace room 23. StateResp: signature type S-1.
Reference: Lang, pg. 63, 64, 244, pls. 2, 121, B.

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35. ASCSA #:
Publication # :4 H nw
Pylos # : none
Title: [Seated (?) Woman]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 33 x 25 cm
Note: Fragments preserving part of female figure with exposed breasts. Black hair curling down neck. Right arm, hand extended up with bracelet of 2 red lines. Yellow jacket with white, blue and black barred red border. Find Spot: outside palace to
northwest. StateResp: signature type I-4. Reference: Lang, 64, 244, pls. 2, 121, B.

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ASCSA #: 36
Publication # : 40 H ne
Pylos # : P 55.161 a
Title: [Woman’s Arm]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 17 x 14 cm
Note: Fragment preserving female figure with arm bent at elbow, held out to second figure’s yellow flounced skirt. Female at right shown from neck to hips, in white with two red vertical lines dividing front and back. “Top” written in pencil at upper right corner. Findspot: outside palace to northeast. Reference: Lang, 50, 245, pl. 26.

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ASCSA #: 37
Publication # : [49a H nws]
Pylos # : none
Title: [White Goddess - Detail ]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper with pencil ; 52 x 71 cm
Note: Study for reconstructive paintings 49 H nws and 49a H nws. Fragments preserving face and neck of life size female in profile. Red and yellow head-dress. On blue background. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. Unsigned. Reference: Lang, 83-85, 246, pls. 33, 116, 127, D, (128).

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ASCSA #: 38
Publication # : [49 H nws]
Pylos # : none
Title: [White Goddess]
Physical description: watercolor and pen on paper; 80 x 80 cm
Note: Reconstructive line drawing of (a) parts of face neck and head including hair, headband , ear, eye and eyebrow, and (b) part of hand touching object. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 83- 85, 246, pl. 33, 116, 7, D, (127), 128.

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ASCSA #: 39
Publication # : [50 H nws]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Priestess’ Feet]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper with pencil ; 73 x 52 cm
Note: Twenty-five joining pieces preserving feet and lower skirt of female figure. Skirt decorated with yellow, blue, white, and red zig-zag border. Big toe overlaps heel of front placed foot. At right, white object with black spiral detail lines.
Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1 Condition: some foxing apparent. Reference: Lang, 85, 246, pl. 31, D, N.

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ASCSA #: 40
Publication # : [51 H nws]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Two Life Size Women, X and Y]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 50 x 35 cm
Note: Study for reconstructive painting 51 H nws of three joining fragments preserving parts of female figure X’s blue jacket, pink girdle w/ black rosettes, bouquet of white flowers with red outline. Misrepresented as shoulder and arm. Findspot: northwest slope dump. Unsigned. Watermark: reverse side of painting upper right corner. Reference: Lang,  86, 87, 88, 89, 246, pls. E, O, 37.
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ASCSA #: 41
Publication # : [51 H nws]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Two Life Size Women , X and Y ]
Physical description: watercolor on paper w/ pencil ; 58 x 46 cm
Note:  Study for reconstructive painting 51 H nws. Three fragments preserving right-hand finger tips and wrist of female figure Y holding red streamers. Red beaded bracelet. Pencil drawn hand holding a sceptre. Findspot: northwest slope dump. Unsigned. Watermark: right edge “J Whatman”.  Reference: Lang p 86, 246, pl. E, O.

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ASCSA #: 42
Publication # : 52 H nws
Pylos # :  none
Title: [Woman figure’s head to left]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 51 x 37 cm
Note: Nine joining fragments preserving (a) front of female head facing left from hairline to tilt of nose, and (b) pink outlined lips and black outlined chin. Restored with exposed breasts. Findspot: plaster dump northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang,  89, 90, 246, pls. 38, 12.

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ASCSA #: 43
Publication # : 53 a H nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Other Life Size Female Procession Fragments]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper w/ pencil ; 73 x 51 cm
Note: Fragment preserving part of hand holding bouquet of white flowers with red outline. Remains of yellow skirt with black zig-zag pattern. On blue background. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. Unsigned. Watermark: “Schoellers” lower left.  Condition: foxing Reference: Lang, 90, 246, pl. 38.

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ASCSA #: 44
Publication # : none
Pylos # : none
Title: [Arm]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 23 x 22 cm
Note: Unpublished study of fragment preserving arm and short sleeve extending horizontally.  Outlined in orange, blue wash. Unsigned. Reference: None.

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ASCSA #: 45
Publication # : none
Pylos # : none
Title: [Women’s Head]
Physical description: watercolor and pencil on tinted paper ; 31 x 24 cm
Note: Unpublished study of two joining fragments preserving the front of woman figure’s hair and headband. On blue background. Unsigned. Watermark: right edge vertical. Reference: None.


Subseries V. 2: Animals

ASCSA #: 46
Publication # : 1 C 2
Pylos # : none
Title: [Feeding Deer]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 30 x 47 cm
Note: Six fragments preserving two sections: (a) part of head, neck and shoulder of tan deer w/ darker brown hair markings and brownish plant near the deer’s mouth; and (b) hind quarters of two tan animals. On white background changing to blue at wavy lines. Findspot: inner propylon (2) in front of southwest face of northeast wall. StateResp: signature type S-2.  Reference: Lang 104,246, pls. 45, 131, E.

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ASCSA #: 47
Publication # : 2 C 2
Pylos # : none
Title: [Deer]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 31 x 51 cm
Note: Fragment preserving part of tan body and white underbelly of one deer and white forelegs w/ hair markings of second deer; hooves resting on rocks. Bluish background changed by double wavy line to white. Findspot: inner propylon (2) in front of southwest face of northeast wall. StateResp: signature type S-2. Watermark: lower left vertical edge. Reference: Lang, 104, 246, pls. 46, 131.

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ASCSA #: 48
Publication # : 3 C 20
Pylos # : none
Title: [Deer at Altar]
Physical description: watercolor on paper w/ pencil ; 31 x 51 cm
Note: Three joining fragments preserving pointed rocks below (red, white and blue), stepped altar and tan front hoof of deer touching bottom step of altar. On red background. Findspot: Room 20. StateResp: signature type S-2. Watermark: upper right edge, vertical. Reference: Lang, 105, 246, pls. 46, 132.
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ASCSA #: 49
Publication # : 4 C 19
Pylos # : none
Title: [Stag Head]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ;  14 x 19 cm
Note: Fragments preserving head of stag painted in profile to left. Reddish-tan and blue, outlined in black. “top” written in lower case script at upper right. Findspot: Palace room 19. Unsigned. Reference: Lang, 105, 246, pl. 45.

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ASCSA #: 50
Publication # : 5 C 63
Pylos # : none
Title: [Deer Head]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 33 x 25 cm
Note: Fragment preserving middle part of deer’s head painted in profile to left, w/ one large white eye and beginnings of antlers; in reddish brown w/ black outline. Findspot: Court 63. StateResp: signature type I-3. Reference: Lang, 105, 247, pls. 48, 131, C.

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ASCSA #: 51
Publication # : 7 C 20
Pylos # : none
Title: [Horses on the Rocks]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 38 x 47 cm
Note: Fragments preserving three forelegs and three hindlegs of horses in white w/ black hairs, walking on pointed rocks of pink, blue and white. Three-band border of black, red and black at bottom. Findspot: Room 20. StateResp: signature type S-2. Reference: Lang, 106, 246, pls. 47, 132, E.

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ASCSA #: 52
Publication # : 9 C 20
Pylos # : none
Title: [Boars]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 30 x 51 cm
Note: Fragment preserving hindquarters of two red boars, with short curled tails, standing one in front of the other. Blue background. Findspot: Room 20. StateResp: signature type S-3. Watermark: right lower edge-vertical. Reference: Lang 106, 247, pls. 49, 133.

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ASCSA #: 53
Publication # : 12 C 43
Pylos # : none
Title: [Black and White Dogs]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 38 x 47 cm
Note: Two joining fragments preserving parts of two long legged dogs w/ long curling tails over backs. White dog, behind and partially hidden by black dog. Background changing from brownish black to white strip outlined by 2-3 wavy lines. Findspot: Palace room 43, high in fill. StateResp: signature type S-2. Reference: Lang, 107, 247, pls., 50, 133.

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ASCSA #: 54
Publication # : 15 C ne
Pylos # : none
Title: [Green haunch]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 25 x 32 cm
Note: Fragment preserving greenish hindquarters of animal, outlined in black, black ingrown hairs, white inner side of far leg. On white background. Findspot: outside northeast wall of palace. StateResp: S-4. Reference: Lang, 108, 247, pl. 52.

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ASCSA #: 55
Publication # : 18 C 5
Pylos # : P 55.157
Title: [Head of Bull]
Physical description: watercolor and pencil on block paper ; 36 x 25 cm
Note: Fragments preserving front half of bull’s head in profile to left. From top of nose to above eye painted in light brown on light tan. Findspot: vestibule 5 northeast. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 109, 247, pls. 52, 135, (119).

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ASCSA #: 56
Publication # : 20c C 6
Pylos # : none
Title: [Lion and Griffin- Head]
Physical description: Watercolor and pencil on block paper ; 73 x 51 cm
Note: Fragments preserving griffin’s head, plume , beak and eye. Detailed painting of “c” section of group of fragments numbered 20a, b, c C 6. See painting 20 abC 6( not in ASCSA collection). Findspot: Throne room (6).  StateResp: signature type I-10. Watermark: lower left corner. Condition: some foxing. Reference: Lang, 110, 247, pls. 53, 54, 134, F (125).

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ASCSA #: 57
Publication # : 28 C 43
Pylos # : none
Title: [Griffin Hindquarters]
Physical description: watercolor on tinted paper ; 45 x 80 cm
Note: Two fragments preserving hindquarters of couchant griffin in profile to right.
White background w/ heavy black outline, dark red band at bottom. Findspot: Room 43 in pithos. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 116, 246, pls. 59, 117, 135.

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ASCSA #: 58
Publication # : 29 C 43
Pylos # : none
Title: [Griffin Tail: Outline]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 80 x 32 cm
Note: Five joining fragments preserving straight border edge at top, white curling tail outlined in black ending in black spotted “pom-pom”. White background. Findspot: Room 43. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: right side vertical. Reference: Lang, 116, 247, pls. 59, 135.

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ASCSA #: 59
Publication # : none
Pylos # : none
Title: [Study for Griffin and Lion Composition]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 42 x 80 cm
Note: Unpublished study of couchant griffin in heavy black outline. Three separate fragments preserving tip of curled tail and part of wing, the lower section of tail-wavy, and underside of belly. Find Spot:? StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference:[NONE]

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ASCSA #: 60
Publication # : none
Pylos # : none
Title: [Study for Griffin’s Head for Griffin and Lion Composition]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 85 x 71 cm
Note: Outmoded study of griffin’s head from Throne Room Frieze. Fragments preserving part of griffin’s head and plume. Findspot: Throne room 6. Unsigned. Reference: Lang, 110, 247, pls. 53, 54, 134, F, (125).

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ASCSA #: 61
Publication # :none
Pylos # : none
Title: [Composition of Guardian Griffins and Lions]
Physical description: pen and watercolor on block paper ; 69 x 103 cm
Note: Outmoded study of Throne Room Frieze. Pair of guardian griffins in heraldic confrontation backed by lion with throne between them. Pencil sketch on vellum attached to upper left corner. Find Spot: Throne room 6. Unsigned. Watermark: bottom center. Reference: Lang, 154; C.W. Blegen, A Guide to the Palace of Nestor,  p. 9,10.

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ASCSA #: 62
Publication # : 35 C nw
Pylos # : P 55.160 a
Title: [Lion Mane]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 15 x 14 cm
Note: Fragment preserving section of lion’s mane. Yellow w/ black wavy lines indicating markings. Findspot: outside palace to northwest. StateResp: signature type I-9.  Reference: Lang, 118, 248, pl. 60.

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ASCSA #: 63
Publication # : 36 C 17
Pylos # : none
Title: [Deer and Papyrus]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper w/ paper appliqué ; 103 x 74 cm
Note: Fragments preserving papyrus plant painted in blue and red, and hindquarters of red deer w/ white lining tail and legs. Straight edge border at bottom. Findspot: Room 17. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: lower left corner. Reference: Lang 118, 248, pls. 61, 62, 126, G.

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ASCSA #: 64
Publication # : 40 C 64
Pylos # : none
Title: [Three Red Dogs]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper w/ pencil ; 70 x 100 cm
Note: Fragments preserving upper part of three red dogs in couchant position, one in front of the other from left to right. Three- part border of blue pink and red.  Reconstructive drawing 41C64 (ASCSA # 65) continues composition on left. Findspot: Hall 64 in front of the northeast wall. Watermark: upper left corner. Reference: Lang, 122, 248, pls. 67, 137.

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ASCSA #: 65
Publication # : 41 C 64
Pylos # : none
Title: [Tail and Spotted Dog]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 70 x 47 cm
Note: Continuation of 40 C 64 (ASCSA # 64) with fragments preserving the haunch and tail of white dog, in front of the fore part of a red spotted dog. Three-part border of blue, pink and red. Findspot: Hall 64 in front of the northeast wall. StateResp: signature type S-1, appliquéed.  Watermark: lower right corner. Reference: Lang, 122, 248, pls. 67, 137.


Subseries V. 3: Nature

ASCSA #: 66
Publication # : 7 N 53
Pylos # : none
Title: [Red and White Flowers]
Physical description: watercolor and pencil on tinted paper ; 32 x 24 cm
Note: Fragment preserving flowers with red outlines, five red petals, w/ red dot rosette centers on yellow and white background. Findspot: Room 53 in drain
StateResp: signature type I-3. Watermark: vertical right edge. Reference: Lang, 128, 248, pls. 71, H.

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ASCSA #: 67
Publication # : 8 N 32 / 10 F 32
Pylos # : none
Title: [Flowers and Fish / Floral Frieze]
Physical description: watercolor and pencil on tinted paper ; 36 x 25 cm
Note: Descriptive study of two separate fragments preserving; a) section of painted frieze (10 F 32) with bands of various colors, white rosettes, and brown, blue and white leaves (top); and b) white flowers and black fish tail (8 N 32) on blue background (bottom). De Jong indicates paper to be cut in half to divide paintings. Findspot: Room 32. StateResp: signature type I-1. Reference: Lang, 128, 248, pls. 71, H (8 N 32), 152, 250, pls. 85, H (10 F 32).


Subseries V. 4: Architecture

ASCSA #: 68
Publication # : 2 A 2
Pylos # : none
Title: [Facade with Lions]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ;51 x 37 cm
Note: Fragments preserving yellow couchant lion on top of architectural facade. Part of tail of second lion probably facing left. Findspot: inner propylon (2) in front of the southwest face of the northeast wall. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: “Schollers” lower right corner. Condition: some foxing. Reference: Lang, 137, 249, pls. 76, 136.

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ASCSA #: 69
Publication # : 3 A 20
Pylos # : P 55.162 a
Title: [Facade with Lions]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 19 x 14 cm
Note: Two joining fragments preserving front half of red lion in couchant position, facing left. Findspot: Room 20 of palace. StateResp: signature type I-9 Condition: stain on upper left corner. Reference: Lang, 137, 249, pl. 77.

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ASCSA #: 70
Publication # : 5 A 20
Pylos # : none
Title: [Facade with Rocks]
Physical description: watercolor w/ pencil on block paper w/ paper appliqué. ; 37 x 26 cm
Note: Two joining fragments preserving part of red anta at right, alternating beam ends of black and red between two red beam ends, black and white checkerboard architecture, pointed rocks in blue red and pink. Findspot: Room 20. StateResp: signature type I-8 Reference: Lang, 138, 249, pls. 77, 136, I.


Subseries V. 5: Friezes

ASCSA #: 71
Publication # : 2 F 16
Pylos # : P 55.160 b
Title: [Nautilus]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 16 x 18 cm
Note: Fragment preserving blue nautilus outlined in black with one red tentacle . Findspot: Palace room 16. StateResp: signature type I-9. Reference: Lang, 149, 249, pls. 79, J.

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ASCSA #: 72
Publication # : 12 F 5
Pylos # : P 55.158 c
Title: [Rosette Frieze]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 26 x 18 cm
Note: Fragment preserving white rosettes with yellow centers, outlined in pale lavender-brown. Three bands of white, reddish brown, and tan below rosettes.
Findspot: Vestibule 5 at northeast. StateResp: signature type I-7. Reference: Lang, 152, 153, 250, pls. 88,[119].

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ASCSA #: 73
Publication # : 14 F 45
Pylos # : none
Title: [Beam-end Frieze].—1962
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 70 x 100 cm
Note: Fragments preserving alternating brown and black circular beam ends. Light brown horizontal beam below, w/ black wood grain and knot holes. Findspot: Corridor 45. StateResp: signature type S-1. Watermark: “Scholler”, upper left corner.  Reference: Lang, 153, 250, 89, pls. 137, J.

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ASCSA #: 74
Publication # : 17 F nwsw(a)
Pylos # : none
Title: [Running Spiral Frieze]
Physical description: watercolor on tinted paper ; 71 x 110 cm
Note: Fragments preserving parts of borders, running spirals, rosettes. White spirals outlined in black with red yellow and black rosettes, barred bands of dark blue and blue, red and yellow. Findspot: plaster dump outside northwest wall of southwestern building. StateResp: signature type S-2. Reference: Lang, 154, 155, 246, pls. 87, 138, J.

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ASCSA #: 75
Publication # : 17 F nwsw(b)
Pylos # : none
Title: [Running Spiral Frieze]
Physical description: watercolor on tinted paper ; 71 x 110 cm
Note: Fragments preserving parts of borders, running spirals, rosettes. White spirals outlined in black with red yellow and black rosettes, barred bands of dark blue and blue, red and yellow. Findspot: plaster dump outside northwest wall of southwestern building. StateResp: signature type S-2. Reference: Lang, 154, 155, 246, pls. 87, 138, J.

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ASCSA #: 76
Publication # : 19 F nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Pink Spiral Frieze]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper w/ pencil ; 51 x 73 cm
Note: Fragments preserving two parallel bands decorated w/ black running spiral frieze (top), and two small horizontal panels in running spiral frames (bottom). Black concentric circles encroach lower spiral frame. Findspot: plaster dump on northwest slope. StateResp: signature type I-11. Condition: some foxing. Reference: Lang, 155, 250, pls. 89, 138.

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ASCSA #: 77
Publication # : 20 F nws
Pylos # : none
Title: [Half-rosette Metope]
Physical description: watercolor on block paper ; 53 x 74 cm
Note: Fragments preserving two half rosettes separated by red vertical band. Petals in black outlines with red tongues. Center of rosette in pale orange w/ red ripple lines. Findspot: plaster dump in northwest slope. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 156, 250, pls. 90, 139, J.

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ASCSA #: 78
Publication # : 21 F swsw
Pylos # : none
Title: [Half rosette Metope]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 71 x 102 cm
Note: Fragments preserving two half rosettes of elongated red semi-circles, w/ black outlines and ripple lines, black outlined petals, with red tongues, on white background w/ yellow and blue ends. Blue, red and yellow border on top, blue, yellow and red at bottom. Findspot: plaster dump outside southwestern building to the southwest. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 156, 157, 250, pls. 91, 139, J.

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ASCSA #: 79
Publication # : none
Pylos # : P 55 161 b
Title: [Rosette]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 15 x 11.9 cm
Note: Fragment preserving black background w/ yellow petals and red tongues. stemming from red center circle. Unsigned.  May be 16 F 60 or 20 F nws. Reference: Lang, 154, 250, pls. 88, J, Q.


Subseries V. 6: Dadoes

ASCSA #: 80
Publication # :1 D 64
Pylos # : none
Title: [Arc Dado - restored]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 73 x 99 cm
Note: Restored painting depicting arcs of blue, red, pink and white outlined w/ black plain, rippled or scalloped lines. Three panels separated by red verticals, blue border at bottom. Findspot: Hall 64 on and in front of northeast wall. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 169, 250, pls. 93, 140, K.

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ASCSA #: 81
Publication # : 1 D 64
Pylos # : P 55.147
Title: [Arc Dado - actual state]
Physical description: watercolor and pencil on block paper ; 26 x 36 cm
Note: Fragments preserving arcs of blue, red, pink and white, outlined in black lines varying from plain to scalloped to rippled. 2 vertical uprights separate panels.
Findspot: Hall 64 on and in front of northeast wall. StateResp: signature type I-4. Reference: Lang, 169, 250, pls. 93, 140, K

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ASCSA #: 82
Publication # : 16 D 64
Pylos # : none
Title: [Hide on Southwest Wall]
Physical description: watercolor on paper ; 58 x 44 cm
Note: Fragments preserving trefoil blobs on white background, representing animal skin. Find Spot: Hall 46 in situ. StateResp: signature type S-1. Reference: Lang, 175, 251, pls. 102, 141.


Subseries V. 7: Miscellaneous

ASCSA #: 84
Publication # : 2 M 6
Pylos # : none
Title: [Fragmentary Stone Vase]
Physical description: watercolor w/ paper appliqué on tinted paper. ; 50 x 33 cm
Note: Fragments preserving neck, shoulder and handle of vase. Reconstructive painting shows full outline. Findspot: Throne room, middle of the northeast side. StateResp: signature type I-12. Reference: Lang, 178, 251, pls. 108, 141.

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ASCSA #: 84
Publication # : 17 M ne
Pylos # : none
Title: [Yellow and white on blue]
Physical description: watercolor on tinted paper ; 32 x 24 cm
Note: Fragment preserving part of yellow shape and part of white meeting at right angle on blue background. Black outline and various red marks. Findspot: Outside palace to northeast. StateResp: signature type I-1. Reference: Lang 185, 252, pl. 113.


Subseries V. 8: Table of Offerings

ASCSA #: 85
Publication # : [1 T nw]
Pylos # : none
Title: [Table of offerings]
Physical description: watercolor on tinted paper w/ pencil ; 58 x 75 cm
Note: Fragments preserving half circle with gray band, black flames and red dot rosettes. Table not preserved, but indicated by some side pieces. Findspot: Outside palace to northwest. Unsigned. Condition: paper torn along right edge. Reference: Lang, 187, 252, pl. 114, 141, L


Subseries V. 9: Vestibule Wall Sketch

ASCSA #: 86
Publication # : none
Pylos # : none
Title: [Vestibule Wall Study]
Physical description: Red ball-point pen and pencil on watercolor paper ; 48 x 57 cm
Note: Drawing of full procession to left showing men, women preceding a large bull, with men in robes trailing. StateResp: signature type I-12. Reference: Lang, pl. 119.

 

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