London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A GREEK BRONZE PATERA
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The bowl hammered with a flat base and sloping sides, the rim everted on the interior and exterior, the separately-cast handle with ornament in shallow relief on the upper surface, including long tongues along its length, volutes, a blossom and half palmettes at the join to the rim, a palmette with tendrils below the hooked terminal, an ivy leaf on the underside joined to the side of the bowl, the terminal in the form of a duck head
16¾ in. (42.6 cm.) diam. max.
French collection, 1950s.
European private collection, 1990s.
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