The Offer To The Gods Plate - "Phiale Mesomphalos" by Sotades
Back in the ancient days, Greeks used to offer stuff to the Gods. From fruits to bread to meat and more. And the way to offer their goods was this plate - the "Phiale polychrome mesomphalos" by a now famous potter and painter Sotades.
He was a well-known artisan of Classical Athens who can be seen today as an innovative designer and Athens's most original potter, circa 460BC.
This unique item is inspired by an ancient prototype from the British Museum Collection. To produce it by hand, it underwent two different firing cycles in order to produce black and coral red from the same clay-based material.The white is fine grained kaolinite from the island of Melos. It can be used as soup bowl, decorative item and of course, as any tableware you can think of.
All ceramic products by THETIS's workshop are handmade and hand-decorated according to ancient techniques and material. In order to prevent any misrepresentation regarding their origin, all objects are marked with elemental tagging techniques.