Red figured egg
Red figured egg-shaped vase (used for decorational purposes) on a ceramic base. Dated 5th century BC. It is decorated with a center scene of Eros (cupid) with Hestia (goddess of the house) and Hera (queen of gods) standing on either side. Around the vase we see Apollo on a horse (god of the music and light), Demeter (goddess of the earth), Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty) and Artemis (goddess of nature and hunting). They are surrounded by flying cupids. Handmade and handpainted with the ancient technique of reduction.