Attic White Ground,3 handle Hydria 36cm,Odysseus and the Sirens
- Διαθεσιμότητα: Διαθέσιμο
- Κατασκευαστής: Ifigeneia Ceramics
- Κωδικός Προϊόντος: 165435
|Enhance your decor with an Ancient Greek attic White Ground Hydria with 3 handle .Hydria was a type of water-carrying vessel in Ancient Greece.|
White-ground technique is a style of white ancient Greek pottery and the painting in which figures appear on a white background. It developed in the region of Attica, dated to about 500 BC
First Side: Odysseus and Sirens.Sirens were creatures from Greek mythology which enticed sailors to their destruction with their irresistibly beautiful singing. Their most famous appearance in literature is in Homer's Odyssey where the hero Odysseus, on his long voyage home following the Trojan War, successfully escapes their enchanting call.
Second Side:THE PURIFICATION OF ORESTES.
Orestes is purified of the crime of matricide at Delphi. The hero sits beside the omphalos stone with a sword in his hand. Apollo stands above him performing the rites of purification with the blood of a suckling pig. The god holds a branch of laurel in his other hand. He is accompanied by the goddess Artemis who wears a knee-lenght maiden's skirt and holds a pair of hunting spears. On the opposite side, the three Erinyes (Furies) are appeased, falling into a restful slumber. The ghost of Clytemenestra attempts to rouse them.
Net weight: 3 kgr(6,6lbr), Height:36cm (14in)