Antique Greek Terracotta Pot
The term "Pithos" originated in Greece and has been around long enough to become synonymous with sizable antique storage vessels from anywhere in the Mediterranean. These are from Greece, are at least 150 years old, and as "original" as they come. Said another way, Homer would have called it a Pithos and very likely kicked one while musing as to whether Achilles should get struck in the heel or nose. Glad he went with the heel - rhinoplasty be damned.
Pithos of this quality, age, and provenance are extremely difficult to find as they have either been lost to time, exported to fine art galleries, or become parts of museum collections. A rare combination of color, size, and form transitions well across multiple design environments and aesthetics, our Pithos will not disappoint. It looks like the ancient Greeks got a few things right - the whole foundation of Western Civilization thing. Oh yeah - and large pots, too.
Originally used to store nuts, seeds, honey and oil, this terracotta planter from Greece can be used both indoors and outdoors. The stylistic carvings that line the sumptuous form create a sensual tension between form and function. Measuring 33.5" high, the voluminous planter has a width and depth of 21", making this standout piece a robust and impactful object.
This piece, found on an expedition to the Aegean, is a remarkable example of antique terracotta pottery, now available as part of the Casa Berbere curation.
Special items like this one are objects that adorn the perfect secret garden or add a literal piece of history to a collector's living room. Regardless, form has married function and this antique Greek planter is as useful as it is breathtaking.