painted pottery

replica ancient Greek Minoan pottery with octopus online and from It's All Greek London

The dynamic, artistic and highly sophisticated Minoan civilisation flourished on Crete and on Thera/Santorini ca 2700-1500BC. Named after the mythological King Minos, the wealthy MInoans traded extensively across the Mediterranean area. Their vast palaces were adorned with colourful frescoes and pottery which reflected their love of the natural world.

Each item in our Minoan pottery collection is painted by hand. The variety of shapes, iconography and colour reflects the rich and varied culture of the Minoans. Many of the originals, on which these pieces are based, are in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete.


large Minoan octopus stirrup jar

large Minoan octopus stirrup jar

This stirrup jar (so-called because of the inverted stirrup-shape of the handles) with its fluid oct..

Code: MM-067

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

mini Minoan Kamares jug

mini Minoan Kamares jug

The Kamares style is so named after the sanctuary on Mount Ida, where extensive numbers of this pott..

Code: MM-065

£20.00 Ex Tax: £16.67

mini Minoan octopus stirrup jar

mini Minoan octopus stirrup jar

This stirrup jar (so-called because of the inverted stirrup-shape of the handles) with its fluid oct..

Code: MM-072

£22.00 Ex Tax: £18.33

Minoan bowl with ears of wheat

Minoan bowl with ears of wheat

Reproduction of a little clay pot excavated at Thera/Santorini, dating to ca 1500BC. Our collecti..

Code: MM-221

£35.00 Ex Tax: £29.17

Minoan conical rhyton

Minoan conical rhyton

This single-handled conical rhyton (pouring vessel) is decorated with murex (rock snail) shells and ..

Code: MM-073

£95.00 Ex Tax: £79.17

Minoan conical rhyton

Minoan conical rhyton

This single-handled conical rhyton (pouring vessel) is decorated with shells and sea creatures, incl..

Code: MM-074

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

Minoan cup

Minoan cup

The original, in the Heraklion Museum in Crete, dates to the mid 2nd millennium BC. Our collectio..

Code: MM-220

£70.00 Ex Tax: £58.33

Minoan Grass prochous

Minoan Grass prochous

This beak-spouted pouring vessel or 'prochous' is decorated with dense foliage, giving the overall i..

Code: MM-328

£325.00 Ex Tax: £270.83

Minoan Kamares amphora with palm motifs

Minoan Kamares amphora with palm motifs

A similar amphora can be seen in the Heraklion Museum, Crete (image below). The Kamares style..

Code: MM-225

£85.00 Ex Tax: £70.83

Minoan Kamares bowl

Minoan Kamares bowl

This fruit bowl from Phaistos, in the 'Kamares' style, is particularly admirable for its spiral desi..

Code: MM-208

£125.00 Ex Tax: £104.17

Minoan Kamares bowl with labrys motifs (special order item)

Minoan Kamares bowl with labrys motifs (special order item)

The original, dating to ca. 1800 BC, is in the Heraklion Museum, Crete (image below). The Kam..

Code: MM-063

£125.00 Ex Tax: £104.17

Minoan Kamares cup with star motif

Minoan Kamares cup with star motif

The Kamares style is so named after the sanctuary on Mount Ida, where extensive numbers of this pott..

Code: MM-062

£45.00 Ex Tax: £37.50

Minoan Kamares jug

Minoan Kamares jug

The Kamares style is so named after the sanctuary on Mount Ida, where extensive numbers of this pott..

Code: MM-068

£45.00 Ex Tax: £37.50

Minoan Kamares krater with sculptured flowers (special order item)

Minoan Kamares krater with sculptured flowers (special order item)

The original krater, with unusual sculptured decoration of flowers, is a 'baroque' creation in the K..

Code: MM-098

£450.00 Ex Tax: £375.00

Minoan Kamares krater with sculptured flowers (special order item)

Minoan Kamares krater with sculptured flowers (special order item)

The original krater, with unusual sculptured decoration of flowers, is a 'baroque' creation in the K..

Code: MM-099

£190.00 Ex Tax: £158.33

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