Stirrup jar fragment

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Late Minoan I B Period
Late Minoan I B, about 1500–1450 B.C.


Findspot: Greece, Crete, Mochlos

Dimensions

5.8 x 19 cm (2 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

09.802

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Shoulder of a large oval stirrup-jar (?). Pink buff clay, buff slip, pale red paint. Four tentacles undulating down to the right, outlined by dots (not consistently); on the left, a floating trefoil, a thin five-pointed star, and some trailing material like intestines, which may be seaweed.

Marine style.

Provenance

From Richard Seager's Excavation at Mochlos, Crete.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. T. James Bowlker