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XL Terracotta Cretan Greek Pithoi Jar


Regular price £1,600.00
Regular price Sale price £1,600.00
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An extra large terracotta Greek Pithoi jar from Crete.
Mid 20th Century.

This vintage Greek jar from Crete shares a shape that dates back to most common use in the Bronze Age, but the form can be found used by Mediterranean civilisations as early as the Neolithic period. Originally Pithoi were used for bulk storage, primarily for fluids and grains.

Cretan hand-thrown terracotta is made with the highest quality prepared clay and crushed olive stones and grape seeds are still used as fuel for the kilns.

With beautiful hand drawn patterned details, featuring three handles on the top upper portion. The vessel has a delicate lichen coated time-worn surface, the perfect amount of age.

Making striking planters in your garden or as sculptural vessels for your home.

  • Width: 73 cm (28.74″)
  • Height: 105 cm (41.34″)
  • Depth: 73 cm (28.74″)