Mycenaean stirrup jar

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Object: Mycenaean pottery stirrup jar

Material: Painted Pottery.

Period: C. 1400 BC to 1300 BC.
Peak of mycenaean pottery production and wide spread trade.
Late Bronze Age.

Description:    Jar with globular body and a decoration of encircling brown bands. With spout and central strap handle. This is a very characteristic type of vessel for the Mycenaean civilization in Bronze Age Greece.

Dimensions: 13.9cm height. 11.8cm diameter.

Condition: Good condition. Body restored from fragments and handle reattached, all in all almost completely preserved original material including largely intact paintwork. Small chips on body and top of handle. Inscription "250-" from a previous owner on the bottom.

Provenance: Acquired by us in 2020 from Jean-David Cahn, Basel, Switzerland. Previously in the Swiss private collection of Professor H. A. Dahn (deceased 2019). Acquired by him on September 9th, 1952 from the Swiss art gallery Donati Arte Classica. A copy of an inventory card handwritten by Professor Dahn and provided with a photo, which assigns the collection number G V 5 to the jar, as well as an excerpt from the handwritten inventory list of the collection, are supplied with the jar.

References: Cf. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, inv. no. Dr. 012.

Literature: R. Higgins, Minoan and Mycenaean Art (1977).

Authenticity: We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of every artefact, all items are subject to our lifetime return policy on authenticity.