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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 149

    A MEGARIAN WARE POTTERY BOWL

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A MEGARIAN WARE POTTERY BOWL
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Mold-made and black-glazed, the base centered by a rosette surrounded by a disk, from which radiates a composite floral of six acanthus petals folded at the tip, alternating with two types of acanthus petals, with an Amazonomachy frieze above of seven warriors with circular shields and short swords, alternating with seven Amazons carrying shields and spears, a band of egg-and-dart below the rim
    5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    with Charles Ede, London, 1996 (Antiquities, Catalogue 162, no. 13).


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell