From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectA simple Mycenaean stirrup-jar of pale brown clay with a single handle and two spouts, one of which is a false spout. The jar has been decorated with bands of brown and black paint, and a series of short vertical strokes on the shoulder.
This stirrup-jar would probably have been used for holding olive oil. The narrow neck of the 'real' spout would make it simple to dribble out small amounts of oil.
Date Made14th-13th century BC
PeriodLate Helladic III A2
Place MadeMediterranean Region
Place NotesPossibly found in Cyprus.
Medium and MaterialsCeramic; Pottery
Style and IconographyMycenaean
TechniqueThrowing (pottery technique)
TechniqueGlazing (coating process)
MeasurementsHeight (to lip) 112mm; Diameter 108mm
Subject and Association KeywordsFood history
Subject and Association KeywordsSocial life and customs
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by the Christchurch Classical Association, 1953
Object TypeFood Service Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved