Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A stirrup jar

I've been stuck at the Roman Cyprus form a while now and feel like I should go back the the Cypriot prehistory. Here you see a beautiful Mycenaean stirrup-jar, this one from 1400-1230 BC, a ware that was exported in great quantities from main land Greece during the late bronze age. The type was, which seems strange considering it's shape and detailed decoration, used as a storage vessel for oil or luxury products such as perfume.

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