Mycenaean globular squat stirrup-jar

Centre for Ancient Cultures Museum

The stirrup jar, also known as a “false-neck amphora”, is one of the most common Mycenaean pottery forms, commonly found in tombs and used to contain liquids such as oil or wine; it was a popular vessel, mass produced and exported from Cyprus to South Italy. It takes its name from the presence of a pouring spout and a false neck at the centre of the terracotta vessel joined to the shoulders by handles...
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