Stirrup Jar



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. The jar has a spherical body and decoration of deep red circular bands all along the lower and upper part of the body which is in a buff clay. The area between the stir up shaped handles has decoration of diffent size romvoids made of arrows pointing upwards. One handle and small patches on the body have restorations.