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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    A PHOENICIAN BRONZE PHIALE MESOMPHALOS

    CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PHOENICIAN BRONZE PHIALE MESOMPHALOS
    CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
    Hammered, with a large central boss framed by hatching enclosed within bands of dots, the outer band serving as the groundline for a frieze of four stags walking to the left, their bodies stippled, alternating with a tree with branches extending above each animal, a band of hatching below the rim
    7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) diameter


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    For a related bowl with a more elaborate frieze, including hunters pursuing similar stags, see no. 322 in Karageorghis, Early Cyprus, Crossroads of the Mediterranean.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, 1980s.