• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    AN ACHAEMENID SILVER REPOUSSÉ LOTIFORM PHIALE

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ACHAEMENID SILVER REPOUSSÉ LOTIFORM PHIALE
    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The exterior decorated with repoussé lotus leaves and buds, a raised central omphalos on the interior; and a bronze lotiform phiale, the interior with central additional silver omphalos and chased rosette
    8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) and 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) diam. respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the late 1970s.