Leather Pouch Purse, Geometrical Period
Leather Purses with zipper. Made of Cretan goat leather, with zipper closure. Silkscreen printed.
20 x 14 cm / 7.8 x 5.5 inches
MADE IN ATHENS.
For the first time, human figures appear on ceramics. Waterfowl and animals make their timid appearance in a large variety of geometric shapes. The first narrative and mythological scenes belong to this era.
Iliad and Odyssey were written in the late Geometric Period and on this piece we see one chariot from the Iliad.
1100 / 800 BC