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Intact & Detailed Greek Bronze Fluted Kalyx Bowl with Floral Pattern

Intact & Detailed Greek Bronze Fluted Kalyx Bowl with Floral Pattern


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1411892
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This beautiful Greek bronze kalyx bowl dates circa 5th-4th century B.C., and is approximately 4.5 inches in diameter, by 3.1 inches high. This attractive piece is a thick walled example, and was hand beaten from one solid sheet of bronze. This piece is intact with no repair and/or restoration, and has two normal and minute ground pressure stress cracks seen on the upper rim. Overall, this piece is one of the finest recorded examples, as the detail of the fluting seen on the sides is very sharp and detailed, along with the hand chased cable border seen at the center of the bowl. On the bottom base of this piece, there is a floral pattern which was a hand worked design. This piece has a very high degree of workmanship, and is an exceptional example of "Classical Period" ancient Greek art. This piece also derives from the earlier Achaemenid (Persian Empire) deep bowls. (For an explanation of the type see: D.E. Strong, "Greek and Roman Gold and Silver Plate", London, 1966, p. 99.) These types of Greek cups and bowls have also been found in silver, with and without the detailed design seen on the beautiful vessel offered here. This piece also has an attractive dark green/brown patina with light blue and red highlights. This piece also comes with a custom metal display stand. Ex: Private German collection, circa 1980's-2000's. (Note: Additional documentation is available to the purchaser, including EU Export and US Customs Import documentation.) I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition: