In early Greece, vases were both utilitarian and artistic. The graceful shapes of vases were both pleasing to the eye and suited to their respective functions. There were four basic kinds of Greek vases: those used for drinking, mixing, and storage, and ones that were actually small utensils. The hand-painted decorations depicted on them told stories of everyday life or of heroic and mythical deeds (some even featured bawdy humor). These vessels now serve as windows into the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. The Getty Villa houses many important examples of these ancient vases.
Classic Vases Tote Bag (13 in. high x 15 in. wide and features interior pocket): $25.00
Classic Vases Coffee Mug, (ceramic, microwave-proof, 13 oz.): $12.00