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Accession_Number 27.10.1
adlib_title Mycenaean dark-on-light stirrup jar
Shape Stirrup jar
Shape_description Shape A (BSA xlii, p.15). Neck and handles modern, undecorated. Body almost spherical, base flat.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Mycenaean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration Reddish-brown on pale buff ground. On shoulder, five groups of concentric arcs, three based on outer circumference, one sideways, one base towards neck. Eight black narrow band are nestled between two broad black bands. The pattern repeats itself on the body and base three times, with a variation after the first group where there are three reddish-brown narrow bands in the buff area. The base is buff, with an overlap of a broad black band.
Inscriptions
Condition Restored false neck and rejoined spout (with added clay around the join to the body), but otherwise intact. Black bands faded in places. Minor chips and scratches on the body and shoulder. The side with the spout has a crazed look (?).
Technique/Style Dark-on-light
Provenance
Period Late Helladic IIIA/B
Date
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Artist
Attribution
Image
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Stirrup-jar
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Side view of Mycenaean stirrup jar.
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Frontal view of Mycenaean Stirrup jar.
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Side view of a Mycenaean stirrup jar.
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Frontal view of a Mycenaean Stirrup jar.
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View of bottom of a Mycenaean stirrup jar.
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Top view of a Mycenaean stirrup jar.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 1.12
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 19.0
Diameters 17.0
Handle_height 4.1
Other_dims. H. spout 3.0; H. false neck 3.0; W. 9.4
Location Timeline 1c bottom
Edited_by Karen; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 30.03.2004; 06.04.2005; 17.01.2006
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