A companion to our other mini prochous in the Kamares collection.
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 larger prochous of the same design:
|dimensions etc||Height : 9cm|
|material||Terracotta. Hand finished, so the colour may vary slightly from piece to piece. Decorative only. Not for use.|
|country of origin||Made in Greece.|
mini Minoan Kamares prochous with rays
- Code: MM-004
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £16.67