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stirrup jar

Pottery stirrup jar decorated with flowers and hatched lozenges.


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Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1231.23

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Vase C546

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011c 4.1
Vase C546
Furumark 1941 FS 173:17
Bailey 1976 p. 23, pl. XXVIa,b
SCE IV/1C p. 343, Type 173, g

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Object types
stirrup jar (all objects)

pottery (scope note | all objects)
Type Series
Furumark type (FS 173)
wheel-made (scope note | all objects)
slipped (scope note | all objects)
painted (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Made in Greece (all objects)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Hala Sultan Tekke, Tomb 4 (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Larnaka (district),Larnaka (city),Hala Sultan Tekke)
Late Helladic IIIB (scope note | all objects)

Pottery Mycenaean stirrup jar of Furumark type FS 173; wheel-made; globular body on a ring base; false-neck with stirrup handles; short tubular spout with a thick squared rim; made of buff clay and similar slip, decorated with lustrous borwn-orange paint: wide and narrow circular bands around the body and shoulder, single horizontal chain motif around the middle of the vase, stylised floral motifs on the shoulder, solid paint on the handles and rim. .

Height: 12.8 centimetres

Acquisition date

Acquisition name
Excavated by The British Museum (biographical details | all objects)

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