Reproductions for museums and Cultural Institutions
The Colossal Vase of Amathus
The original is displayed in the Louvre. It is
characteristic of the Phoenician civilization of
Cyprus in the 1st millenium BC. The colossal
cistem could contain the huge amount of water needed for the rituals in the temples built on the
acropolis of Amathus. The bulls on the handles show the vase must have been associated with the worship of a local Aphrodite, the main goddess of the temple.
We have made 3 copies for the municipality
of Ayios Tychonas.
Images No 1-3: Special acrylic displays for metal fittings from a funerary chariot, hearse, horse blinker - bridle and head band from Salamis western necropolis (750-600 BC).
Made especially for the Cyprus dept. of Antiquities exhibition: "ANCIENT CYPRUS: Cultures in Dialogue", Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, October 31, 2012 – March 10, 2013
Images No 4-8: Display of Antiquities
(Presidential Palace - New Hall)
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