Aphrodite Vase Tote Bag

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

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

The tote bag is made from 100% cotton and is machine washable.

The red-figure design on one side 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. She is waited on by an attendant holding an apple. The reverse side features swirling patterns, palmettes and other motifs typical of Greek style pottery. 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 fashion gift for lovers of ancient Greek mythology and traditions.

  • Product Code: CMCV74210
  • Product Weight: 0.16Kg
  • Dimensions: H42 x L37cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Postage Weight: 0.16 Kg

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

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

The tote bag is made from 100% cotton and is machine washable.

The red-figure design on one side 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. She is waited on by an attendant holding an apple. The reverse side features swirling patterns, palmettes and other motifs typical of Greek style pottery. 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 fashion gift for lovers of ancient Greek mythology and traditions.

  • Product Code: CMCV74210
  • Product Weight: 0.16Kg
  • Dimensions: H42 x L37cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Postage Weight: 0.16 Kg
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