Minoan Octopus Vase, 1700 - 1450 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum Replica
A beautiful handmade replica of an Octopus vase on display at the Heraklion Museum in Crete. The decoration is typical of the Minoan Marine Style which included pottery with detailed depictions of octopuses, Argonauts, starfish, triton shells, coral, and seaweed. The period of the actual vase at the museum is dated between 1700-1450 BC.
This fine museum quality replica is a unique "one of a kind" ceramic reproduction made from clay originating from the same fields where the original was found to ensure the same "look and feel" as the actual pqe. All paint decorations were also made replicating methods used by potters of the particular period. This is why this item is hard to distinguish from the original and requires the attached traditional lead stamp (shown as part of the description tag) that identifies it as a reproduction made by an authorized artist. Like the actual museum displays each piece is tagged with its description. This authentic doll replica includes a leather cord for displaying the doll from a stand or wall hook (not included)
Handmade and Imported from Greece.
Approx. H 14cm ( 5.5 in) x W 11cm (4.3 in)
Approx. weight 450 grams