The Kamares style is so named after the sanctuary on Mount Ida, where extensive numbers of this pottery were excavated in 1890. Kamares pottery is the first 'polychrome' Minoan pottery and dates to the early second millennium BC. The colours are predominantly dark reds and browns with white detail. Characteristic themes depicted are spirals and rosettes, papyrus lilies, shellfish, crocuses and palm trees, all highly stylised. Usually the entire surface of the pot is densely covered, but sometimes the space is partitioned by bands.
Shown here with the Kamares bowl (left) and the small prochous (right).
|dimensions||Height: 8cm Width at widest point: 8cm|
Minoan Kamares oinochoe with volutes
- Code: MM-002
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £25.00