Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Favourite Vase & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #13

I didn't do any thrifting at all this week, so I thought I'd share a couple of pics of one of my favourite vases. I bought this large, grey vase years ago from an antique store on Locke Street in Hamilton, Ontario. It says W. Germany on the bottom, which I thought was kind of cool. I also liked the battle scenes - of horses, shields and arrows - depicted on the sides. Beyond that, I don't know anything about this vase.

If anybody has any idea of what historical scene (or mythology?) is depicted here, I'd love to hear it! (Update: Ms. history prof, Taby Jean, tells me it's Mesopotamian king, Gilgamesh. She even found this pic that looks like the exact scene. Thanks Taby!)

Do you have a favourite piece in your collection?

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  1. Thank you Joann. Hope someone knows a bit about your vase.

  2. I hope someone can help you with the vase. It is pretty cool and almost has an old look. Have a great week!

  3. The figures look Sumerian/Babylonian (the hairstyles and beards)-- maybe Gilgamesh? He wrestled a lion in one of the myths and there are a lot of ancient friezes depicting him looking studly whilst a lion jumps at him!

  4. Yeah, it Gilgamesh-- https://p.gr-assets.com/540x540/fit/hostedimages/1380376226/731016.jpg

    1. I knew I could count on you for the answer, Taby! You are a history goddess. ;) Thanks! Jo

  5. Love the vase, but I couldn't tell you a thing about it. The gentleman being attacked by the lion looks Egyptian? Maybe?

  6. It's so nice to have smart friends that can help! Thanks for the party! Holiday hugs, Diane

  7. Very interesting vase -- glad you found some background on it!
    I'm linking up with your party for the first time! Thanks for hosting!

  8. That's great that you found some information it, that's the great thing about the blogworld, someone can usually always help you out!!!

  9. It's beautiful, and I love that Taby tracked down the origin- awesome!

  10. Sorry. I accidentally linked up twice and don't know how to delete it.