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Material: Ceramic

Pseudokore

Pseudokore

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Beautifully handmade sculpture in terracotta, modelled and painted strictly following the original ancient Greek and Roman techniques. This elegant red-haired woman is inspired by a Sicilian character of the Ancient Greek “new comedy” (III sec b.C. Lipari,  Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano). 

Going to the theatre, for the Greeks dwelling in the West, such as the Sicilian of the V – III century b. C., was not just a pleasure. As long as the events, be it tragic or comic, were taking place on the stage, the audience was so involved with the plot and empathized so much with the characters that they could feel the presence of a god inside themselves. That god was the one of the ecstasy, a state through sexual pleasure, drinking and dramas: Dionysus son of Zeus, most adored and loved because he was believed to be able to give life after death. To attend a series of theatre performances on his honour was thought many sacrifices worth. So the coloured terracotta masks sculpted at Lipari, Sicily, and faithfully reproduced by Ithaca, were both a religious symbol and gift presented to god Dionysus, in hope that he would bring salvation as he had offered.


Given its firing at about 1000° C, Ithaca's Pseudokore can be placed outside and won't be damaged by sun, cold or ice.

 

 

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All artworks are 100% handmade and beautiful art can’t be rushed. The production starts as soon as your order is placed and payment is completed and will require up to two weeks, plus shipping time. Shipping to the US, Canada, and worldwide can take up to three weeks.

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