A THRACIAN PARCEL GILT SILVER PHIALE MESOMPHALOS
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Conical in form on a flat ring base, the thin rim horizontal, the omphalos edged with short lanceolate petals, the sloping walls with three animal and monster combat groups in repoussé, including a lion savaging a boar, a winged griffin attacking a goat, and a lion mauling a stag, a single panther looking on, on a groundline of dotted triangles, preserving extensive gilding
6 9/16 in. (16.6 cm.) diameter
with Jean-Phillipe Mariaud de Serres, Paris.
with Mr. S., Zurich, acquired from the above in 1982.