Steatite ‘bird’s nest bowl’
From Akrotiri, Thera. 16th c. BC.
(ΕΑΜ/ΝΑΜ Ακρ. 1835)
The development of the relief petals embraces the body of the vase, in the characteristic fashion of the long Minoan tradition of these stone vessels, which were very much loved in the Aegean of their time.