Seller: the_greek_art (171) 100%, Location: Athens, Attica, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172412390916 Τhis is a unique reproduction of a 5th century BC "Lekythos" type of Pottery , processed with an antique style patina so that it will look like it has been unearthed right from an excavation pit. It has been produced in year 2016 by a famous Greek Pottery craftsman with international career, who is specialist in the construction of high accuracy ancient Greek pottery replicas reproductions. The vessel is hand-thrown, hand painted with clay based slips and the colours emerge during firing. The slips are produced by carefully selecting and processing natural clays. The color and texture of the decoration depends on details of the firing. The shades of red, brown and black are achieved by following the ancient manufacturing process known as the iron reduction technique which involves successive stages of firing in oxidizing and reducing kiln atmosphere. Τhe clay is free of lead, fabricated under a special procedure in order to eliminate the air quantity and to isolate the limestone elements .This is alligned with the original ancient greek technique which was used to prevent the cracks when the temperature is high. This procedure ensures also that the pottery is more healthy and safe for use. Τhe hand-made painting lasts for ever and the colours used are made by refined soil and natural ingedients found in the Greek landscape. Τhe pottery is aged artificially with chemical materials in very high temperatures out of a klin. The pottery has on purpose the holes and cracks shown on the pictures in order to provide an image of an originally unearthed pottery that has just been excavated. The pottery has in the basement a signature of the craftsman in ancient Greek letters. For the painting of the wings of God "Eros" figure that is depicted , original gold leafs have been used. In Greek mythology, Eros (Greek: Ἔρως,"Desire") was the Greek God of love. Eros is being depicted as a funenary symbol due to his connection to his wife Psyche (Soul). He is the one who accompanies and also searches for Psyche in the afterlife. The story of Eros and Psyche has a longstanding tradition as a folktale of the ancient Greco-Roman world. The item measurements are : height 42 cm , base diameter 8 cm, diameter of the pottery on the maximum point 11 cm, weight 1.45 kilos. The item is shipped safely worldwide. Don't miss to have this unique -in all ways - item on your collection.