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
5.8 x 19 cm (2 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
From Richard Seager's Excavation at Mochlos, Crete.
Gift of Mrs. T. James Bowlker