Ancient Urns

Ancient Greek
amphores - urns

The term AMPHOREAS describes a ceramic vase with an oval body and a handle on both sides. The name amphora comes from the adverb amphi and the verb pheren.

Amphorae were invented in ancient Greece and the art of ancient pottery is preserved and taught to this day by great potters.

They were used for centuries throughout the Mediterranean and the provinces of the Roman Empire until about the 16th century.

Important finds of ancient amphorae - with funerary performances, but also glorious battle performances - have been found in excavations in ancient tombs.

The amphorae, whose construction is distinguished even today for their delicacy, contained wine and olive oil to accompany the deceased to Hades.

Our urns are handmade ceramic vessels, painted or carved by hand with elaborate funeral scenes or great battles of heroes of ancient Greek mythology.  

In 4 colors

  • Blue: It is the color of the sea and the sky. As a color, it symbolizes trust, loyalty, self-confidence, truth, intelligence, stability and calmness. It is also associated with self-centeredness. In its sacred manifestation, blue symbolizes piety and sincerity. Suitable choice for the workplace or for the home.
    Special choice for Ashtray..
  • Green: Painted in a dark green color, which in Ancient Greece symbolized hope for life, rebirth and resurrection. It is considered the color of harmony, social contribution, altruism. It is the color of nature and balance.
  • Purple: It was from classical antiquity a sign of wealth and power. Thus, with the color of purple, among others, certain clothes of kings and emperors were dyed. Ideal for decorating our space or hosting the ashes of our loved one!
  • White: Throughout time it symbolizes innocence, purification and the expansion of the spirit. It signifies purity and neutrality. It expresses spirituality, wisdom, knowledge - that's why - the priestesses in the ancient temples dressed in white. Ideal for decorating our space or hosting the ashes of our loved one!

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Sculptees Amphores

Arion

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology. Made with the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

Pluto

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology. Made with the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

Helios

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology. Made with the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

Kronos

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology. Made with the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

Dias

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology. Made with the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

Galaxy

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology. Made with the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

Chaos

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology. Made with the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

Night

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology. Made with the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

Painted Amphores

Aion

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with a scene of a visit to the tomb, one of the most beloved scenes for this type of vase, which had a funerary use.

A large tomb column dominates the middle of the composition. On the right side of the stele, a young woman carries a canister of wreaths. Opposite her, to the left of the column, stands a young man, wearing only a robe and holding a spear, apparently her prematurely lost companion.

The performance exudes intense melancholy, emphasized both by the gentle figures of the young couple and by the imposing burial monument.

This is a wonderful work by the painter of Bosanquet.

Hypnos

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with Io raising the corpse of Memnon's son.

Heos took Memnon's body from Troy and carried it to Ethiopia. The tears that Ios, the goddess of the Dawn, shed then, according to legend, became the drops of dew that we find many mornings on the plants.

Besides, Memnon's companions who mourned him were transformed into birds, the Memnonid hens, while according to another version these birds were born from the ashes of Memnon, after the burning of his body.

Every year since then they have appeared around the hero's grave, as if mourning him. 

Olympus

Handmade ceramic vase, decorated with representations of the Gods & Heroes of Ancient Greek mythology.

Six (6) Gods of Olympus are depicted. 

This oval-shaped vase was used in Ancient Greece as a jewelry box for storing women's jewelry.

Biodegradable Amphores

Aristaios

Biodegradable jar made of olive wood.

 

Aristaios - High

Biodegradable jar made of olive wood.

Amphora Black with
representations

Handmade ceramic vase decorated with Dionysus, the god of wine, reclining on a ship with a billowing white sail. Vines climb the mast and dolphins swim around the ship. 

It is intended to remind the viewer of a well-known myth that tells about the god:

Dionysus had been captured by pirates and taken to their ship. In the sea, however, the god appeared to the men in his true form, whereupon the men, panicked, jumped into the sea and were transformed by Dionysus into dolphins.

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They can also enter the earth without burdening the environment.

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The technique of making the carved amphorae is patented worldwide.

HANDMADE

Each amphora is created by ancient potters using the same pottery techniques used in Ancient Greece.

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