Welcome to this week’s Battle Of The Vases!
It’s vase-to-vase combat like you have never seen before!
How it works: We share two vases and YOU vote which is your favourite! The winner will then move on to the next round to face another competitor!
White Walker was last week’s winner which means we must now say adieu (for now or for good – time will tell) to Kermit the Vase.
The Series so far.
Gorgeous Vases of No Contact Wrestling
And so it was that A new competitor Has entered the ring!
Sobek’s Tears tells the story of an aggressive and fearless god who not only controlled the waters of the Nile, but also suffered from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). As the Egyptian god of fertility and water he was both adored and feared, for he could often side with chaos.
As Sobek was busy helping to create the world and laying eggs along what would be the banks of the Nile, his sweat would become the mighty river. Good thing there was not yet a pill for that.
Sobek was thought to protect both the Pharoah and even some of the gods. It is thought that he assisted the venerable Isis during the childbirth of Horus. He also saved Horus’ four children in his net when they emerged from a lotus flower in the Nile.
This may explain why temple complexes devoted to him often had their own pond, complete with their own crocodile that was fed milk and honey and the choicest cuts of meat. Move over Cleopatra! Tick-Tock the crocodile from Peter Pan (not the social media platform) must feel jealous they did not end up in an ancient Egyptian temple.
This vase pays homage to one of my favourite television series, that captivated me right until the rushed and disappointing ending, Game of Thrones!
I present to you the raku pottery vase ‘The White Walker’, rising up from the snow covered ground.
The White Walkers were an ancient race of formerly-human ice creatures who came from north of the wall. As the books and tv series progress, they become humanities greatest threat. Think icy zombies.
This vase celebrates the defeat of the Night King at the hands of Arya Stark, which resulted in the complete obliteration of the Night Army. Which, in case you don’t watch the show, is a very good thing!
Too bad the ending of the series was not such a good thing. At least we have the final books to look forward to!