The original oinochoe dates to approximately the 7th century BC, and is typically Rhodian in style. The central freeze depicts five ibex, prancing amongst symbols of flowers and foliage.
Above the ibex, two mythical bearded creatures look towards each other, and are surrounded by stylistic symbols that complete the shoulders and neck of the vessel. The iconography echoees themes of transition from the Geometric period in painted pottery, to the Archaic. This is identifiable by the two almond shaped eyes that flank the top of the handle, a motif common in Archaic pottery particularly with drinking cups such as the kylix.
Rhodian oinochoe with ibex and male sphinx pair
- Height including handle: 25cm Diameter at widest point: 13.5cm
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.