Clay stirrup jars

From the chamber tombs of Mycenae, Nauplion and Prosymna.
14th–13th c. BC.
ΝΑΜ, Π 3561,3562, 2251, 14809

One of the most popular types of vases, it first appears in Minoan Crete and is then imported into mainland Greece. From its shape (the occurrence of a functional spout and a "false"-sealed neck) is inferred that it was used for the transport of liquids,probably of great value, such as perfumed oil.