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A Greek Incised Footed Plate, Published
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South Italic, Ca. 5th - 4th Century BC (but taking definite cues from the more refined Attic wares that preceded it). Fit enough for harvest dinner and respectable for an offering to the Gods, this beautiful blackware pottery shallow bowl / plate sits upon a small footed base, but its true beauty lies in the delicate incised detailing in center of stamped rossete and rays. The glaze emulating the fineness commonly found in silver work at the time. For instance, there were many more plain, black clay cups with shiny surfaces. And delicate stamped and incised designs in clay cup interiors imitated metal prototypes on the cheap. Measures 1-3/4"H x 7-1/4"W. Rim chip/paint wear on sides as shown, otherwise intact/excellent condition. Two holes on one edge were made during firing. Such an elegant serving plate at the time, just think of how we might use it today...

Provenance: Ex-Byron Farwell Collection. Excavated from a necropolis near Ordona, Italy by Byron Farwell in 1944-1945. Published in figure 73 of Franklin Johnson's "The Farwell Collection." Excavated from a necropolis near Ordona, Italy by Byron Farwell in 1944-1945. Published in figure 73 of Franklin Johnson's "The Farwell Collection."

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