Be sure to add me to your. Antique, original, handmade metal decanter-jug.(Pewter with Zama probably, we cannot be sure tho) An absolutely magnificent piece of outstanding quality and detail, this one is not to be missed. It is impossible for the photos of our pieces of Artwork to accurately capture their quality. They do not even come close to doing them justice. Awesome, unique and very rare item, a great choice for Greek mythology fans. This artwork has figurines of Greeks gods in relief, all around. Poseidon and Aris on one side and on the other side. You can see Apollo and Artemis. Poseidon is holding his trident with his right hand. And is sitting next to Aris. Aris is holding a scudo on his left hand and having his Greek casco on, ready for''action''. On the other side we can see Artemis holding a bird and. Apollo playing the lyra while he is standing, having his knee on a Greek ancient column. Above our Gods, you can see the Greek Meander embossed all around the jug. Previously used item that comes probably from the years 1775 - 1800. Inspired from Greek mythology and Art culture. This item was given to our 55 years old artist from his grandfather 40 years ago. His grandfather said that this item was a heirloom! It is in great condition (as it looks in the photos) and we have no information considering how it became a family heirloom or its exact age.
Could be more than 300 years old and so on. Measurements are: 27cm or 10.6 inches tall - 10cm or 3.9 inches wide and 10cm or 3.9 inches deep.
Poseidon is one of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology. His main domain is the ocean, and he is called the "God of the Sea". Additionally, he is referred to as "Earth-Shaker".
Due to his role in causing earthquakes. And has been called the "tamer of horses". He is usually depicted as an older male with curly hair and beard. The name of the sea-god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in roman mythology both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon.
Linear B tablets show that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece as a chief deity, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades. According to some folklore, he was saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which was devoured by Cronos. Ares or Mars is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera.In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship. The Greeks were ambivalent toward Ares: although he embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war, he was a dangerous force, overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering'. Fear and Terror were yoked to his battle chariot. In the lliad , his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him. An association with Ares endows places and objects with a savage, dangerous, or militarized quality. His value as a war god is placed in doubt: during the Trojan War, Ares was on the losing side, while Athena, often depicted in Greek art as holding Nike (Victory) in her hand, favored the triumphant Greeks. Ares plays a relatively limited role in Greek mythology as represented in literary narratives, though his numerous love affairs and abundant offspring are often alluded to. When Ares does appear in myths, he typically faces humiliation.
He is well known as the lover of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who was married to Hephaestus, god of craftsmanship. The most famous story related to Ares and Aphrodite shows them exposed to ridicule through the wronged husband's clever device.Was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals". The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter. In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women. She often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.
The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth. Is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in ancient Greek and Roman religion and Greek and Roman mythology. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more.
Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu. A meander or meandros is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. Such a design is also called the Greek fret or Greek key design, although these are modern designations. On the one hand, the name "meander" recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River in Asia Minor, and on the other hand, as Karl Kerenyi pointed out, "the meander is the figure of a labyrinth in linear form".
Among some Italians, these patterns are known as Greek Lines. We aspire to deliver extraordinary art and enviable service. We will reply you within 24 hours. We will endeavour to solve the problems for you in the first instance.
Thank you so much for your interest in our items. The item "17th VINTAGE AMPHORA ANCIENT BOTTLE DECANTER JUG GREEK GODS IN RELIEF MEANDER" is in sale since Tuesday, September 23, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Jugs". The seller is "greekartdealer" and is located in Athens.
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