ACHAEMENID BRONZE PHIALE

£400.00

Measurements: 15.5 cm – diameter, 4.1 cm - height

 

Description: An interesting bronze phiale from Persia from the era of the Achaemenid Empire. The phiale or wine bowl has a flaring rim with large incised flower adorning the exterior wall. Petals encompass the whole outer surface while the small, incised central part is incised around a slightly protruded omphalos.  This lovely libation bowl makes a sonorous ring when tapped. Lustrous green patina on the inside.

 

Period: Achaemenid Empire, 6th – 4th cent. BC

 

Condition: Fine, stable. Patina on the entire surface, slight damage to the rim, otherwise intact.  No stand provided.

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