This is a lovely and unusual shape, characteristic of the Kamares Style.
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 hightly 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 'teapot' is shown here with one of our three Kamares cups.
|dimensions||Height: 15cm Length: 25cm Diameter at widest point: 11cm|
Minoan Kamares spouted teapot!
- Code: MM-95
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £75.00