Period: Late Helladic IIIC
Date: ca. 1200–1100 B.C.
Culture: Helladic, Mycenaean
Dimensions: H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); diameter 8 7/16 in. (21.5 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Louise Eldridge McBurney Gift, 1953
Accession Number: 53.11.6
The shape takes its name from the configuration of the spout and the two attached handles. Such jars were commonly used to transport liquids. Mycenaean artists adopted the marine motifs from Minoan antecedents.