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Terracotta stirrup jar

Period:
Late Helladic IIIB
Date:
ca. 1300–1200 B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/32 in. (10.7 cm.) Diam. 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm.)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5905
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The stirrup jar is one of the most common Mycenaean shapes used to contain liquids such as oil or wine.
From Cyprus

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