GAMIKOS LEVITAS – ANCIENT GREEK WEDDING VASE. COPY OF VASE CIRCA 360 BC

The original dating approximately at 360BC is in St. Petersburg, State Museum of the Hermitage, made by Marsyas Painter. The sumptuously dressed bride, seated on a gilded chair, is attended by Erotes, girls and women bringing gifts decorated clay vases, baskets, chests, and incense burners. It was found at Kerch, ancient Pantikapion, on the west side of the Bosporos (a Greek colony grown wealthy from trade in grain), this well made and expertly decorated vase shows that the local elite brides could have the Athenian figure-decorated ceramics. Red-figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of Black-figure vase painting within a few decades. Its modern name is based on the figural depictions in red colour on a black background, in contrast to the preceding black-figure style with black figures on a red background.

We utilise the materials and methods used by ancient Greeks and employ only top quality ceramics and paints. As the item is made by hand it may vary slightly from the image shown.

It will be delivered to you direct from Greece in 1 to 2 weeks.

Condition: New. Handmade in Greece. Hand Painted.

Material: Clay

Height: 48cm (19″)

£1,195.00