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Accession_Number 38.4.2
adlib_title Mycenaean stirrup jar
Shape Stirrup jar
Shape_description Squat, shape D of BSA xlii p.15
Material
Fabric Mycenaean
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/2
Decoration Reddish-brown on pale buff ground. The false neck is decorated predominantly in a black band, with a narrow and broad black circular band in the centre of the false neck. The underside appears to be reserved, with a single thick black line at the base on the false neck. The true neck has a faded broad back band around and overlapping the lp. There is a broad black band at the base of the neck, and also a black blob on the side facing the false neck. On the shoulder there are six groups of narrow black lines painted horizontally. There is one group of either side of the true neck, both have eight horizontal lines, the one on the left has two rings of black to either side of it. The groups of lines on the other side, if faced with the true neck at the top, have groups of 6, 7, 9. 8 horizontal lines, all with a small ring of black in between them. The shoulder is outlined with a broad ring of black. The body has four broad black lines, which have faded to a reddish brown. Adjacent are narrow red rings; four above the first band, two within the first band, two within the second band, two or three below the second band. The fourth band does not overlap the base, which is slightly concave in shape, and has the suggestion of a foot ring.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete, intact (?) possible signs of repair on the body. A chip on the true neck on the side facing the false neck. A crack on the false neck. Numerous small chips on the shoulder and body. Two chips on the base.
Technique/Style
Provenance From a burial in the Argolid.
Period Late Helladic IIIB
Date 1300-1200
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Attribution
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 1.13
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 8.0
Diameters Base 4.1
Handle_height
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Location Technique
Edited_by Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 30.03.2004; 11.01.2006
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