Mycenaean Stirrup jar - ROM2010_11273_13


Mycenaean Stirrup jar

Medium:Wheel-thrown, slip-painted earthenware
Geography: Greece
Date: c. 1300 BC
Period: Late Bronze Age period of Late Helladic III date
13.3 x 8.6 cm
Object number: 2005.18.2
Credit Line: No
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean
DescriptionStirrup 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 is decorated on the body with simple painted bands. It has a series of scale patterns on the shoulder and a spoked wheel motif on the top knob.
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