887 Collectible Solid Sterling Silver Miniature Loutrophoros Vase

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Collectible Solid Sterling Silver Miniature Loutrophoros Vase

A loutrophoros (Ancient Greek: λουτροφόρος, English translation: "bathwater" and "carry") is a distinctive type of Greek pottery vessel characterized by an elongated neck with two handles. The loutrophoros was used to hold water during marriage and funeral rituals, and was placed in the tombs of the unmarried. The loutrophoros itself is a motif for Greek tombstones, either as a relief (for instance, the lekythos on the Stele of Panaetius) or as a stone vessel. There are many in the funeral area at the Kerameikon in Athens, some of which are now preserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens & the brand new Acropolis Museum

Today loutrophoros is used mostly as a decorative element and as a collectible piece. Here we present you a solid sterling miniature, inspired by the original ancient Greek  pattern. An impressive, fine piece for your collection.

 

 
Data sheet
Article groupOrnaments
GenderFor Him or Her
DepictionVases & Sculptures
Historic PeriodEra: Classical
MaterialSolid Sterling Silver
Length (top to bottom)80 mm (3 and 5⁄32in)
Width35 mm (1 and 3⁄8in)

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