The Amphora is a reference to the un-precious ceramic vase used in Ancient Greece and Rome for storage and transport of oil, wine, and sundries. More elaborately painted amphorae were awarded as prizes to the best runners in the Panathenaic Games, containing olive oil from the sacred grove of Athena. It is with this ethos that we've designed our Amphora: something prized, but not precious.
Hand-formed with braided cable which is woven on machines from the 1940s, the Amphora stands at about 19". Part of our woven vessel collection. Shown in varied black figure cable.
19” tall, 9” at the mouth, 21” handle-to-handle. (49cm tall, 23cm at the mouth, 54cm handle-to-handle)