Creto-Mycenaean Stirrup jar - ROM2003_652_3


Creto-Mycenaean Stirrup jar

Medium:Earthenware with slip-painted decoration
Geography: Crete, Greece
Date: c. 1200 BC
Period: Late Bronze Age period of Late Minoan IIIB date
Object number: 2003.10.3
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean

Stirrup jars were jugs specifically used to hold olive oil in the Mycenaean period. They were exported all around the Mediterranean sea, including Egypt and the Levant. This jar was produced on Crete after it had been occupied by the Mycenaens from mainland Greece.

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