Greek Mycenaean stirrup jar with flower decoration

G134

£700.00

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A pottery stirrup jar with a squat body and a false neck conjoined by two handles and a side-mounted spout. The shoulder is painted with four stylised flowers and the body is painted with linear banded decoration.

Culture
Greek, Mycenaean, Late Helladic IIIb, c. 1300-1200 BC

Condition
Losses to the lower body and general surface chipping as seen in the photographs, no repairs or restoration

Size
7.8 x 11.7 cms

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Lakeside, California, USA; collected by the former owner’s grandmother while living in Athens in 1949. A label under the base: “Stirrup jar Mycenean Greek about 1200 BC from Athens”.

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