Aphrodite Vase Greetings Card

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card featuring a design inspired by an ancient Greek vase.

This card forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The laser-cut greetings card is made in the UK and includes an envelope. The card is blank inside for your message.

The design is based on a 4th century BC lebes gamikos, a large and elaborate vessel which was used to carry water to a bride’s bath before her wedding in ancient Greek tradition. This gamikos from Campania, now Southern Italy, dates to c.340-320 BC, and features an image of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, using a bird to toy with a cat. Aphrodite was culturally extremely important to young brides, who had little or no influence in the choosing of their future husbands, so would pray to the goddess of love to provide a worthy match for them, or to bless their union.

A stylish and unique card.

  • Product Code: CMCS74490
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H12 x L12cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Card
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card featuring a design inspired by an ancient Greek vase.

This card forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The laser-cut greetings card is made in the UK and includes an envelope. The card is blank inside for your message.

The design is based on a 4th century BC lebes gamikos, a large and elaborate vessel which was used to carry water to a bride’s bath before her wedding in ancient Greek tradition. This gamikos from Campania, now Southern Italy, dates to c.340-320 BC, and features an image of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, using a bird to toy with a cat. Aphrodite was culturally extremely important to young brides, who had little or no influence in the choosing of their future husbands, so would pray to the goddess of love to provide a worthy match for them, or to bless their union.

A stylish and unique card.

  • Product Code: CMCS74490
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H12 x L12cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Card
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg
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