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Minoan Greek false - neck amphora with an octopus

Handmade Greek pottery minoan false - neck amphora with an octopus

Minoan stirrup-jar featuring an octapus is replica of the original found in the museum of  Heraklion (Iraklio) Crete 1500 B.C. 

The stirrup-jar is also known as ''false-necked amphora'' because of its vertical neck which was closed and the liquid was poured through a collateral spout on the shoulder of the vase. Its structure supposedly provides a mechanical advantage by which one could accomplish more efficient and less wasteful pourring. False-necked amphora were used for storing and transporting wine, aromatic oils and olive oil. 

★ Please notice that any differences of colour, form and painting between the images and the products received are due to the fact that the items are 100% handmade.


18 x 18 x 18 centimeters
7.09 x 7.09 x 7.09 inches






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