This delightful miniature pouring vessel is decorated with little blades of grass.

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 below with its companion mini Kamares prochous with rays:

pair of mini Kamares prochous pots

dimensions etc Height: 8cm
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 blades of grass

  • Code: MM-065
  • Status: In Stock
  • £20.00

  • excl tax: £16.67

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Tags: Kamares, Minoan, prochous,