12 December 2002
A MYCENAEAN POTTERY STIRRUP JAR
Late Helladic III A, Circa Late 14th Century B.C.
The piriform vessel with two handles joined to the central pseudo-spout, the pouring mouth placed asymmetrically next to it, the body painted with sets of broad and narrow bands, the foot and handles painted solid, with chevrons on the shoulders and concentric rings on the central knob
7 7/8 in. (20 cm) high for the first
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Simon, The Kurashiki Ninagawa Museum, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, no. 8.
According to Simon (op cit., p. 27), the name of the shape of this vessel in Mycenaean Linear B script is ka-ra-re-we, likely related to the later Greek chlareus.
This lot is being sold not subject to a reserve.
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