This lovely piece is a reproduction of a ritual vessel found in Thera/Santorini, depicting flying swallows, lilies and crocus.
It is a strainer jar - a characteristic Theran pottery type, also found in Minoan Crete. This form of vessel, with incorporated strainer, was probably used in the manufacture of aromatic oils, or as an incense burner.
Minoan vessel with swallows
- Height: 13cm
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.