“CLASSIC BIG OINOCHOE” ca. 450 B.C. Oinochoe is a jug for pouring wine. This name is from “oinos” means wine and “cheo” means pouring. There are many varieties of oinochoe. The vase has three zones. The top zone pictures the bride-to- be, face-covered and the groom going to her with servants bearing chests of gifts and amphorae of wine. The middle zone pictures Aphrodite, cupids, Maenads, Ganymede, Artemis and Ares. The bottom zone pictures a wedding celebration and a couple on a horse-drawn carriage. The vase is also decorated with meander (symbol of eternity) and anthemions (artistic motif based on the fan-shaped leaves of a palm tree).
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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