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Stirrup jar

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There is a false vertical spout that is bridged by a handle attached to two sides of the shoulder. The shape is named for this unusual handle which was thought to resemble an upside down stirrup. The working spout is placed to one side on the shoulder. There are zones of brown decoration on...

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By date unknown before 1966: Alice Walton Collection; by 1966: Mrs. Leo H. Dworsky Collection (loaned to MFA, Sept. 8, 1966 as 549.66); gift to MFA from Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky, December 20, 1978

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Gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic A2 Period, about 1430–1365 B.C.


Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World