The original of this rhyton dates from ca 1500BC and was found at Zakros. It is now in the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, Crete.
It is a fine example of the Marine Style of Minoan art, which was characterised by the use of sea creatures, octopus, fish or dolphins, starfish or murex (as here) against a backdrop of rocks or seaweed.
Minoan rhyton with starfish and shells
- Height including base: 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.