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Handle of Stirrup Jar

Bronze Age


maximum length
1 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 3/16 in. (3.2 x 5.6 x 0.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.1534
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Sherds
Culture/Nationality: Mycenaean

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  • Bronze Age - Refers to the period and culture associated with the second age in the Three Age system developed by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen in 1836. It is characterized by the widespread use of bronze, which is an alloy of copper and tin, lead, antimony, or arsenic, in the manufacture of tools and weapons. It developed at different times in different parts of the world, from around 3,500 BCE in Greece and China to around 1,400 BCE in several areas of Europe. There was not a Bronze Age in the Americas, since the local Stone Age cultures were introduced directly to Iron Age technologies by European explorers.
  • handles - Those portions of, or attachments to, objects that are designed to be grasped by the hand.
  • stirrup jars - Ancient Aegean vessels with a false spout rising on top to support two stirrup-shaped handles and having a narrow, easily sealed spout further down on the shoulder.

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  • maximum length Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 3/16 in. (3.175 x 5.556 x 0.476 cm)

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