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Fiale mesonfalos, persian achaemenid period.

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Fiale mesonfalos, persian achaemenid period.

Phiale Mesomphalos, Persian achamenied. Circa 5th century B.C. Thirty-two concave petals radiate from the small omphalos (the central boss). An everted rim surrounds the vessel. The basic shape can be traced back to as early as the ninth century BC Assyria. By the sixth century, the type had spread farther west to Greece. Such vases were used as libation vessels. The evolution of the form and its transmigration between cultures may be circuitous, as the Achaemenid examples may derive from western workshops, influenced by Greek prototypes. Made of gilded bronze. Intact, great condition and much of the original gilding remain. Size: 13,8 cnt diameter and 3,5 cent H. Provenance: Ex private English collection. Ref.: P18 Price: 1.850 euros.

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