Ancient Sculpture Gallery

CLASSIC HUGE AMPHORA

Made of ceramic pottery

Finish: hand-drawn and painted

Dimensions: H: 117 cm x W: 40 cm (46'' x 15.75'')

Item No. V1

Period: Greek Age (7th-4th century B.C.)

This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction
$12,000.00


CLASSIC HUGE AMPHORA
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Details

"CLASSIC BIG AMPHORA" INSPIRED BY A RED FIGURED CRATER (GENEVE, PRIVATE COLLECTION PIERRE SCICLOUNOFF) The amphora depicts the story of Melanipis, daughter of Aiolos and Okyrois who secretly bore twins sons called Aiolos and Viotos. Their father was Poseidon. So that the birth would not be revealed the babies were hidden in the royal stables, where they were later found by a stable worker. The upper zone pictures the habitual presence of the Gods who are watching from above the scene below. In the middle, Goddess Athena surrounded by, to her left Artemis and Apollo and to her right, Aphrodite and Poseidon. At Aphrodite's side, there is a cupid, and at her feet, a deer is watching Poseidon. On the zone below, in the middle a man is handing over the twins to their great grandfather, Aiolos' father. The latter, holding his scepter is shown at the left of the old man. To his left, is shown his son Kritheas who is putting a wreath on Okyrois' head who has been transformed into a mare, with the name of Ippo. To the right, we see Melanipi accompanied by the elderly nurse. An amphora is a type of ceramic vase with two handles and a long neck narrower than the body. The word amphora is Latin, derived from the Greek amphoreus, a compound word combining amphi- ("on both sides", "twain") plus phoreus ("carrier"), referring to the vase's two carrying handles on opposite sides.

Specification

About our Greek Vases: Our vases are NOT fastly made kitsch replicas, nor are they cheaply made of substitute materials such as resin. We stick to the materials and methods used by ancient Greeks and use only top quality ceramics and paints. Every piece is a stunning work of art, an amazing replica of an actual historic vessel from a museum or other collection created between 2,800-2,000 years ago. Every piece is individually hand thrown terracotta, hand-shaped, and hand-painted in exquisite detail in Greece and signed by a professional master reproduction artist which masters the art of the ancient Greek pottery. The whole process is made by hand (like in ancient times) using only top quality row materials. We respectfully preserve the sensitivity and the dignity of ancient pieces while guaranteeing the quality and the curacy of all the pieces we reproduce. This is why our ceramics are preferred selection of the "Hellenic Handcrafted Creations" Collection. We offer the following types of ancient Greek vases and plates: Geometrical, Corinthian, Black figure vases, Red figure vases, White ground vases, and other. For more info on Greek vases visit these links: (1) Wikipedia Pottery of ancient Greece: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottery_of_ancient_Greece (2) Greek Vase Shapes: http://mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu/vases/vase_shapes.html We have many vases in our collection "Greek Vases Museum Replicas"

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Shipping

Depending on availability and recreation time-frame we ship within 30-60 days.

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 7 days provided the item is returned undamaged in original condition

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