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A perirrhanterion was a decorative open basin of water for symbolically purifying oneself before entering the temenos (the sanctuary area), in ancient Greece and possibly before that time. There are similar rituals of symbolic cleansing with "holy water" in past and contemporary spiritual traditions throughout the world.

I am working with the idea of the vessel of spiritually purifying water, and striving for an ethereal beauty equal to the purpose. I don't know of an actual perirrhanteria form that involved these specific visual elements.

Perirrhanterion, Gamboge
oil on canvas
42 x 36"
$3000
Perirrhanterion, White Dove
oil on canvas
28 x 22"
$1800
Perirrhanterion, Crescent Moon
oil on canvas
28 x 22"
$1800
Perirrhanterion, Bronze Bowl
oil on canvas
40 x 30"
$2200
Perirrhanterion, Earth And Moon
oil on canvas
40 x 30""
$2200
Perirrhanterion, Where To Turn
oil on canvas
40 x 30"
$3000
Perirrhanterion, Bronze Dove
oil on canvas
40 x 30"
$3000
Perirrhanterion, Night Field
oil on canvas
40 x 30"
$3000