Heroic Warrior bowl

    SKU: cmcc43170

    £110.00 Members' price *


    Handmade and hand-painted pottery, based on the kylix Warrior of the Heroic Age held within the British Museum collection.

    The original dates from 480BC Greece and was a kylix, a type of wine- drinking glass with a shallow body and short handles. The interior shows an energetic design of a warrior advancing- a scene from ‘the Heroic age’ which, in Greek mythology, is the period in which semi-divine and human heroes are said to have lived between the coming of the Greeks to Thessaly and the Greek return from Troy.

    This replica is made using the same traditional method that was used over 2000 years ago. Named Six's technique, it involves laying figures in white or red on a black surface and incising the details so that the black base is revealed. Intricate details are revealed in the warrior's Corinthian helmet, shield and ornate surrounding border. A dilute glaze is then applied over the top for a smoother finish and as a final sign of craftsmanship, the artists' signature is handwritten on the base.

    The plate is available as part of a range of Greek pottery, browse online now.


    Product code: cmcc43170
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Materials: Terracotta clay
    Details: Handmade and hand-painted
    Size: Plate: 19cm x 14cm. Height: 6.5cm.
    Weight: 1kg
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