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A GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER KALYX BOWL
A GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER KALYX BOWL

HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER KALYX BOWL HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C. Raised from a single sheet and chased, the bowl with two layers of lanceolate leaves radiating from a nine-petalled rosette on the concave base, the rosette and the surrounding areas gilt, a band of Lesbian kymation around the shoulders also gilt, the neck concave, the thick rim turned out 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high
Provenance
American Private Collection, late 1980s.

Lot Essay

The kalyx bowl is thought to be a Greek interpretation of an Achaemenid type, a shape commonly found in Greece in the late 4th century, especially in Macedonia. For a similar example see no. 10, p. 40 in Oliver, Silver for the Gods, 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver.

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