Small Cycladic Bowl, Early Bronze II, 2700-2400/2300 BC
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1153477
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Shallow rounded marble bowl with a flattish rim contoured inside and a circular indentation on the base. Traces of red in the interior.
For similar although much larger examples cf. items no. 301-303 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladen im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr. Exhibition catalogue. Karlsruhe 1976.
During the Early Cycladic II period, the plain bowl displaced the earlier and probably less affordable kandilla. Shallow bowls served to prepare the colors used for funerary practices and other religious rites. Cf. p. 99 in: Pat Getz-Gentle. Stone Vessels of the Cyclades in the Early Bronze. University Park 1996.
Cycladic, early Cycladic II, 2700-2400/2300 BC
D. 11.5 cm (4.5 in)
H. 2.8 cm (1.1 cm) Intact and of superb quality. Sintered surface.
Private collection Suisse Romande, acquired in the late 1970s to early 1980s.
Swiss art market (data will be disclosed to the buyer)
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