Skillfully wheel-made vessel provided with three handles that were modeled separately and applied to the shoulder before the firing process. The painted decoration simply includes linear patterns (bands, fillets, net pattern on the shoulder, triangles).
This vessel with a sinuous profile and a circular, narrow base is very characteristic of Mycenaean culture: it is the reduced version of the large jars that can often be found in tombs and that would have served for the storage of the products used during funerary rituals (the wide opening and the small size suggest a semi-solid content, like an unguent or an ointment).
The term ” Mycenaean ” (which derives from the name of the citadel of Mycenae, discovered by H. Schliemann and which Homer says was the seat of King Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek forces who started the Trojan War) refers to the last phase of the Bronze Age in ancient Greece (ca. 1600-1100 B.C.).