Stirrup jug

Bronze Age, Late Cypriote III Period
about 1150–1050 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 146.


Legacy dimension: H. .155 D. .126 m.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Proto-White Painted Ware

Not On View


The Ancient World



Reddish clay with buff slip. Globular body; false neck with opposite strap handles; round vertical spout inserted near top of body; airhole in top of body opposite the spout; small foot. Decoration in dull brown to black; on spout and body below it encircling lines and bands; on upper part of body four triangles with lines radiating from spots in center and horizontal lines across the top; ladder pattern on handles.


By date unknown: Cesnola Collection; by date unknown: Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection; purchased by MFA from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (duplicate from Cesnola Collection), January 1916, for $ 51.88 (this is the total price of MFA 16.166-16.193)

Credit Line

Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund