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. 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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece
  • Date made
    1300 BC - 1250 BC (Late Helladic IIIB1)
  • 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)


Previous owners

  • Johan Möger

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