Ancient Greek Minoan Amphora Akrotiri Boxer Fresco Handmade Ceramic Pottery Vase Medium

 42.90

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Ancient Greek Minoan Amphora Akrotiri Boxer Fresco Handmade Ceramic Pottery Vase Medium

Height: 6.7 inches (17 cm)
Diameter: 5.1 inches (13 cm)
Weight: 1.1 lbs (496 gr)
Material: Ceramic Hand Painted

The Akrotiri Boxer Fresco, discovered in 1967, is a Cycladic fresco depicting two young boys wearing boxing gloves and belts and dates back to the Bronze Age, 1700 BCE. Between 1650 and 1550 BCE, a disastrous earthquake, followed by a volcanic eruption, covered Akrotiri in a thick layer of pumice and ash, which resulted in the remarkable conservation of frescoes, including the Akrotiri Boxer Fresco, from multiple buildings throughout the town. This particular fresco was found in room B1 of Building Beta along with the Antelope Fresco.

Aged look with textured surface!

Τhe colors, the size and the painting may differ from the photos because the product is completely handmade.

Our Greek pottery items are handmade and handpainted in Greece using natural quality materials, superb craftsmanship and attention to detail.

An amphora (/ˈæmfərə/; Ancient Greek: ἀμφορεύς, amphoreús; English plural: amphorae or amphoras) is a type of container with a pointed bottom and characteristic shape and size which fit tightly (and therefore safely) against each other in storage rooms and packages, tied together with rope and delivered by land or sea. The size and shape have been determined from at least as early as the Neolithic Period.
Amphora is a type of ceramic vase with two handles and a long neck narrower than the body. The word amphora is Latin, derived from the Greek amphoreus, referring to the vessel’s two carrying handles on opposite sides. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine. They are most often ceramic, but examples in metals and other materials have been found. Versions of the amphorae were one of many shapes used in Ancient Greek vase painting.

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