Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Minoan Swallow Vessel

#minoan #ceramics

Our next bird will be the #Swallow


This ceramic vessel shows the Hellenic admiration for the grace and beauty of swallows dates back to the beginnings of the culture and isn't just limited to the Thera frescoes.

Note how effectively the decoration makes use of a three color system of slips,
 yellow ochre, iron red and iron black.