Beautifully decorated Ancient Greek drinking cups are common on museum display shelves, making it clear that the Greek love of art permeated into even the most mundane of objects. These practical and highly decorated vessels would have been made for practical use, adding a touch of elegance to everyday life.
We took inspirations from pottery dated to the 5th century BCE from the Athenian agora when making this vessel.
Terracotta, and natural pigment decoration.
Approx. 85mm high, 95mm diameter, 125mm width including handle.
As with all my Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this pot, as the original would have been, entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tool that the ancient makers would have used. As each pot varies, you may not receive the same cup in the image, but you can be sure that your pot will be one of a kind due to the variations caused by the firing process.
Health & Safety
This pot is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that ancient potters would have used during this era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface, it will absorb some of the flavours during the cooking process or when used as food storage, which does add to the taste of future dishes. However, it does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards, and therefore, we do not advise that you use it for cooking or storing foodstuffs. When ancient cooks used these pots, they relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that the heat killed all bacteria. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease-causing bacteria, and temperatures of 100°C would do even more.
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