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The image from the 'Mosaic of the Doves' in the Capitoline Museum in Rome has been transposed into this magnificent three-dimensional 'original' creation. The mosaic, attributed to Sosos, dates to the 2nd century BC.


The four doves on this 'bird bath' are all different and detachable, so they can be placed to face in any direction. The centre of the bowl is decorated with a pair of dolphins and the three feet culminate in gentle serpents' heads.


Photo of the bowl in a little garden, attracting attention from a visiting pigeon! Video of a blackbird enjoying a bath!


bronze bowl with four doves

SKU: BO-01
  • dimensions

    Height to top of rim: 12.5cm Diameter: 28cm
  • more about doves

    Turtle-doves, which the Greeks call 'peristeri', were, in Greek mythology, the birds of love, sacred to the goddess Aphrodite. Doves were said to draw her heavenly chariot, and her seven daughters, the Pleiades, are known as the 'flock of doves'. The bird was also sacred to Demeter, the goddess of the fertility of the earth.

    There is also reference of the dove with an olive branch, representing Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace and harmony.

  • about the bronze collection

    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.

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