ATTENTION! - Javascript must be enabled to properly view and navigate this site. If you are using No Script on Firefox, or a similar Add-on Extension on Firefox or on any other browser, you must enable it for this site. If you are not using any add-ons, please click here to learn how to enable javascript.

Minoan Octopus Vase Amphora

SIZE:  21.5 cm (8.4")

Regular price $289.00 USD

  • Available to Pre-order
  • Made to order - Shipping within 8-12 weeks
  • ✔ FREE Shipping Item
  • ✔ FULLY Insured Global Delivery

  • PARAMETERS

    Height containing top: 21.5 cm (8.4")
    Diamater: 19 cm (7.4")
    Ref. CEGR3001086
  • MATERIAL

    Clay
  • ORIGIN

    Handmade in Greece

About

The original of this piece, found in the palace at Knossos, is in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Heraklion on Crete and dates to ca 1500 BC. There is a similar one in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Minoan Octopus Amphora has been used as a tool for dating the mute Minoan civilization. Its restless sequence of quirky maturing artistic styles reveals something of Minoan patrons' pleasure in novelty while they assist archaeologists in assigning relative dates to the strata of their sites. Pots that contained oils and ointments, exported from 18th century BC Crete, have been found at sites through the Aegean islands and mainland Greece, on Cyprus, along coastal Syria and in Egypt, showing the wide trading contacts of the Minoans.

Evans classified fine pottery by the changes in its forms and styles of decoration. Platon concentrated on the episodic history of the Palace of Knossos. A new method, fabric analysis, involves geologic analysis of coarse and mainly non-decorated sherds as though they were rocks. The resulting classifications are based on composition of the sherds.

Request Information

Customers were also interested in

Shipping & Returns

  • LEAD TIME

    • Available
    • Made to order - Shipping within 8-12 weeks
  • SHIPPING

    • Free Shipping on most items and destinations. Final fee calculated at checkout.
      • Worldwide shipping with:
        Fedex    TNT     UPS
  • RETURN POLICY

    • 14 days after delivery. Return within 30 days.
  • TAXES

    • Import duties included (Delivered Duty Paid) for international orders.

Payment Methods

  • bullet    Credit card checkout powered by Stripe accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Apple Pay.
    bullet    Paypal secure checkout accepting a wide range of credit cards, including Paypal credit.
    bullet    Bank transfer upon request.