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Stirrup Jar

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Object Number:
MS4141
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Minoan
Provenience:
Greece
Crete
Gournia
Period:
Late Minoan IIIA:2
Late Minoan IIIB
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Description:
Stirrup jar with ring base. Fine, pink (5 YR 7/4) clay, with decoration in red (10 YR 5/8) to darker paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Band on rim, inside and out; vertical chevrons and lines bounded by concentric arcs on upper shoulder; frieze of quirks bounded by lines on shoulder; bands on lower body and bottom of base. Restored from fragments; several sherds missing, including top of false neck. Comments: LM IIIA:2-IIIB, probably LM IIIA: 2. For the shape compare Popham 1964: pl. 5e-f (Knossos). Generally similar in decoration is Melas 1985: no. 995 (Karpathos).
Height:
16.5cm
Outside Diamater:
7.6cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Candia Museum, Crete
Other Number:
770 (P. Betancourt's 1991 publication)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Betancourt, Philip P. & Silverman, Jean S. 1991. Pottery from Gournia:The Cretan Collection in the University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania. II. : Page/Fig./Plate: 92
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