The swallows on this delightful vase swoop around the body with elegant long wings between simple banded decoration.
The vase shape 'prochous' was a pouring vessel, characterised by a large body and a single handle. It is thought to be in the same family as the oinochoe, meaning 'wine pouring vessel'. The 'cho' part of the Greek word relates to the pouring function).
Minoan prochous with swallows
- Height: 23cm
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.