What an extraordinary piece!! Wine krater
Sculptural flowers (made by aluminium in order not to break and then patinated) fixed on this large goblet or stemmed bowl.
In many other respects it is typical of the later Kamáres dark on light style decoration. The brightly coloured design painted on is still striking even though worn. The prominent rim deeply undercut and with a distinctive dark repeated pattern. The two lug handles for lifting. The background painting on the stem reminds me of curly seaweed. A wide band of a similar seaweed pattern has been painted on the top half of the goblet, but the chequer pattern painted below it has been drawn in a seemingly casual undulating band around the cup.
Museum of Herakleion, Crete