• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14

    A MYCENAEAN POTTERY STIRRUP JAR

    CIRCA 14TH-12TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A MYCENAEAN POTTERY STIRRUP JAR
    CIRCA 14TH-12TH CENTURY B.C.
    With twin strap handles flanking the false neck, spout emerging from the shoulder, decorated in orange with horizontal bands around the body and stylized foliate motifs on shoulder, 4¼ in. (11 cm.) high; another similar pottery stirrup jar, smaller, 3½ in. (9 cm.) high; a Mycenaean pottery spouted jar, strap handle arching from the rim, spout on shoulder, decorated in brown with horizontal bands around the body and spirals on the shoulder, 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high; and a Mycenaean pottery carinated twin-handled alabastron, the body with straight sides and sloping shoulders, decorated in brown with horizontal bands, 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high, all 14th-12th Century B.C. (4)


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    Provenance

    European private collection, acquired in the late 19th Century by the grandfather of the present owner.