The original of this vase, dating to ca 2100-1700 BC, is in the museum in Heraklion in Crete (image below)

image of the original in the museum at Heraklion in Crete

The Kamares style is so named after the sanctuary on Mount Ida, where extensive amounts 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. Our collection of Minoan pottery is made in Greece.

The vases themselves are manufactured in Greece, the images transferred and painted by hand. The texture, colouring and final finish is as close to that of the original as possible.

dimensions Height: 16cm

Minoan Kamares prochous with rays

  • Code: MM-069
  • Status: In Stock
  • £65.00

  • excl tax: £54.17