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This delightful, elegant bronze bowl is inspired by the 'Mosaic of the Doves' in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. The mosaic, attributed to Sosos, depicts a bird bath, and dates to the 2nd century BC.

The three doves on this 'bird bath' are all different, and are detachable, so they can face in any direction.

The finials of the three feet are in the shape of a serpent head, symbol of health and healing. The interior of the bowl is delicately decorated with recurring patterns.

Your bowl will be accompanied by a bay and rosemary terracotta tea light.

bronze decorated bowl with turtle-doves

SKU: BO-16
  • dimensions

    Diameter of bowl: 17cm Height (not including birds): 7cm . Weight: 1.25kg The birds are detachable and can be placed in any direction around the edge of the bowl!
  • 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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