Stirrup Jar


From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4126
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minoan
Provenience Greece | Crete | Gournia
Period Late Minoan IIIA:2 | Late Minoan IIIB
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

Stirrup jar with piriform shape, with pronounced base. Fine pink (5 YR 8/4) clay, with decoration in red (2.5 YR 5/6) to slightly darker paint. Wiped with water and burnished. Bands around bases of spout and handles; bands over all of vessel. Spout chipped, otherwise intact; surface eroded, especially on upper part. Comments: LM IIIA: 2-IIIB. From B 16. Generally similar is Popham 1964: pl. 4d (Knossos).

Height 19.4 cm
Outside Diameter 16.3 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

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