The rhyton shape was a ceremonial pouring vessel. The original of this one, dating to ca 1500BC, is in the museum in Heraklion in Crete. The octopus was a recurrent motif in the jewellery and art of the ancient Minoan civilisation, which was centred around Crete and Santorini.
This rhyton is cast for us, in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique.
bronze rhyton with octopus motif
- Code: BP-10
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £83.33