A really splendid piece. Inspired by the penteconter, a forerunner of the Athenian bireme and trireme, an ancient Greek galley, used since the archaic period.
The penteconter was a long range ship, used for sea trade, piracy, warfare and exploration, capable of transporting freight or troops.
The evil-eye on the side of the hull, a common motif, designed to warn and frighten the enemy.
bronze boat on a marble base
- Height including marble base: 32cm Length: 32cm
The bronze pieces are cast in Greece using the traditional lost wax method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in texture, patina, and colour. No two pieces are ever the same. If mounted on a marble base, it will be a black or very dark grey base. There may be a variation of some millimetres in the dimensions of the base from time to time.
It's All Greek is proud to have been working with the Semitekolo family foundry since 1999. It has been a privilege to handle these gorgeous pieces and to sell them to customers all over the world.