55. Greek (Lesvos) – Wedding Pitcher NE Aegean Sea

Greek (Lesvos) Pitcher 20th - Private Collection Athens Greece

Wedding pitcher from Agios Stefanos of Mantamados village (island of Lesbos, NE Aegean Sea). This is a characteristic earthenware vessel with many handles, decorated with beautiful floral motifs made by white slip. The two large handles symbolize the married couple and the smaller symbolize the children who would be born in the future. The pitcher in the local dialect is called Λαηνίδα του γάμου (lainida tou gamou). Late 20th century, private collection Athens Greece

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