3 June 2009
Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell
A MEGARIAN WARE POTTERY BOWL
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
Mold-made and black-glazed, the base centered by a rosette surrounded by a disk, from which radiates a composite floral of six acanthus petals folded at the tip, alternating with two types of acanthus petals, with an Amazonomachy frieze above of seven warriors with circular shields and short swords, alternating with seven Amazons carrying shields and spears, a band of egg-and-dart below the rim
5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diameter
with Charles Ede, London, 1996 (Antiquities, Catalogue 162, no. 13).
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