About this object

Mycenaean vessel known as a 'stirrup jar', named after the stirrup shape formed around the false neck by the handles. The shape is known to Mycenaean archaeologists as FS171 and the decoration classified as 'multiple stem'. This type of vessel was used to store precious oils. One handle and small patches on the body have been restored.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece
  • Date made
    Late Helladic IIIB1 (1300 BC - 1250 BC)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from J. Möger, 1965
  • Collector
    Johan Möger
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Mycenae
  • Date collected
    1965 before
  • Measurements
    950 mm x 129 mm
  • Related people
    Johan Möger (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Johan Möger

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1965-10-27
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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