The bull's head and labrys (double-axe) were sacred symbols in Minoan culture and art. The shape of this pithos is also filled by the spirals and decorative motifs so characteristic of Minoan art. The original, dating to ca 1580-1450BC, was found on the island of Psira close to Crete and is now in the museum in Heraklion.
Minoan pithos with bull heads and double-axes
- Height: 27cm
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.