ACHAEMENID BRONZE PHIALE
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.