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Terracotta stirrup jar

Period:
Late Helladic III
Date:
ca. 1400–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm) Diameter 12 1/8 in. (20.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of the Greek Government, 1927
Accession Number:
27.120.1
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 Zygouries near Corinth

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 345, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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