Mycenaean stirrup jar

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Object: Mycenaean pottery stirrup jar

Material: 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: 10.5cm height. 9.5cm diameter.

Condition: Professionally restored from fragments with some remainings chips across the body. Good overall impression with remains of the original paint. Modern notes "3087" and "S.M." on the bottom side. The object was formerly displayed in an acrylic museum box and remains of the glue are still at the bottom side. The box is stamped as "779 2".

Provenance: Acquired by us in 2020 on the British art market. Previously with Sun Jester, a British organization dedicated to adult education that emerged from the Young Archaeologists Club. Acquired by the organization in 2003 from the British city of Wakefield, administered by the Wakefield Council. The city council sold objects from the old British educational lending collection Wakefield Education Resource Service (ERS) that shut down its program in the middle of the 1990ies. It came into the collection between 1923 and 1988. The object was inventorized as set 3087 and later re-inventorized as set 2 of catalogue reference E779.

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

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

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