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A Cypro-Mycenaean bichrome-ware stirrup vessel, decorated with bands of red pigment to the shoulder and disc.


Late Bronze-Age Mycenaean: Late Bronze-age: Circa 1200-1000 BC.


Fine condition; complete and intact; the decoration quite faded.

Height 11.5 cms (4.5 ins).


Provenance: Ex Peter Cran collection, Scotland, who worked as an engineer for the Cypriot public works department 1931-1946; thence by descent. Acquired from Bonhams, London, 23 May 2012, no.6 (part).


Such vessels were manufactured to hold precious liquids, such as aromatic olive oil or perfume.

Mycenaean Bronze-Age stirrup jar ex Bonhams

SKU: K334

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