Stirrup jars

From Markopoulo, Attica. 13th c. BC.
(EAM/NΑΜ Π 3889, Π 3892, Π 3894, Π 3897, Π 3898)

Stirrup jars were the most popular vessels for the storage and transportation of perfumed oil during the Mycenaean period and are common finds in both settlements and burials. Their painted decoration, often showing stylized flowers, may have been inspired by the aromatic plants used as ingredients in the production of perfumed oil.