Stirrup Jar


From: Greece | Crete | Gournia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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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

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 16.5 cm
Outside Diameter 7.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Candia Museum (Herakleion Archaeological Museum); H. B. Hawes, 1904

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