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Rare large Etruscan pottery omphalos offer bowl!!

Rare large Etruscan pottery omphalos offer bowl!!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1239816
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An extremely rare and important Etruscan offer bowl (omphalos), made in thick terracotta glazed pottery, 400-300 BC.

This shallow terracotta bowl is molded after bronze vessels and has a dome-like omphalos emerging from its interior. Around the omphalos are deep relief decorations. Very rare in terracotta.

The exterior is finely glazed and the bowl has two holes for hanging, typical for the Etruscan ware.

Size: 205 mm. (diameter) Extremely large and very solid pottery bowl.

Provenance: Ex South German Private Collection, sold at an esteemed German Auctionhouse, details are avaiable to the buyer.