Lekythos with Poseidon and Niké decoration - 14 cm - Memento Temporï
Painted vases were mainly used in the daily life of the wealthiest, even aristocratic, families, for banqueting or for toiletry. Some were also chosen to honour the gods or the dead.
Lekythoi were originally vases designed to contain perfumed olive oil. With an elongated shape, a narrow neck and a narrow mouth, it allowed both to limit the flow of the oil and to facilitate its application.
The red figure style appeared in Athens around 530-520 B.C. It consists of an inversion of the black figure: the background is painted black, the figures have the colour of clay; the details are painted and no longer incised.
This lekythos is here decorated with Poseidon and Nike. This decoration originally appeared on a crater in the Yale University Museum in the USA. Nike, the winged goddess of victory, is pouring an offering of wine to the sea god Poseidon, who is holding his trident and a phiale (an offering dish) in which to receive the wine.
About the original
Date : Around -470 BC
Size : H : 20 cm; ⌀ 6 cm
Terracotta with beige background
Information on reproduction
Size : H : 20cm; ⌀ 6 cm
Engobed, glazed and patinated terracotta
Founded in 2005 by Patrick Arnal, a historian by training and passionate about archaeology and ancient Egypt, Memento Temporï is an art workshop in Brittany specialising in the reproduction of archaeological terracotta pieces from different ancient civilisations around the world.
All the sculptures are handmade with clay, only according to photographic documents and techniques already used in antiquity.
All reproductions are decorated by hand. We make all our own engobes and glazes (e.g. stone or Egyptian blue finishes). We also use pigments already used by ancient civilizations.
Thus, each piece is unique while offering finishes close to the aspect of the original pieces.
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- Matière de l'article :
- TERRE CUITE
- Model dimensions :
- 14 cm x 4.5 cm
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