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A GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER PHIALE MESOMPHALOS

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A GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER PHIALE MESOMPHALOS

CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER PHIALE MESOMPHALOS CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C. The shallow thin-walled bowl with gilt omphalos, from which radiate two registers of lotus blossoms alternating with horizontally placed almond-shaped lobes 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Marie Ghiringelli collection, Monte Carlo, 1920s-1950s; thence by descent to Mr. G. Huguenin, Switzerland, 1955.
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Likely from Thrace or Northern Greece, this phiale has a similar decorative scheme to one from the Rogozen Treasure, now in the National Museum of History, Sophia, inv. no. 22302. Cf. I. Marazov (ed.), Ancient Gold: The Wealth of the Thracians, Treasures from the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia, 1998, no. 79, pp. 150-1. Similar phiale have been found in Sindos, Chalcidice, Vergina and Cozany in Northern Greece. These vessels are part of a well-documented archaeological sequence that dates them to 500 B.C.

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