A similar amphora can be seen in the museum in Heraklion in Crete.
Minoan Kamares amphora with palm motifs
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The Kamares style is named after the sanctuary on Mount Ida in Crete, where extensive numbers of this type of pottery were excavated in 1890. Kamares Ware 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 are spirals and rosettes, papyrus lilies, shellfish, crocuses and palm trees, all highly stylised.
They are all made in Greece in the workshop of the Lioulias family, with whom It's All Greek is proud to have been working since 2004.
The vases themselves are manufactured in Greece, the images are then applied by transfer, before being painted by hand.