A Pre-Achaemenid bronze phiale mesomphalos
Lot 109
A Pre-Achaemenid bronze phiale mesomphalos
£1,800 - 2,000
US$ 2,800 - 3,100

Lot Details
A Pre-Achaemenid bronze phiale mesomphalos
Iran, circa 8th-6th Century B.C.
The thin-walled bowl with central omphalos, finely decorated in repoussé over two registers, the lower one with tear-shaped lobes and a tight meander, the upper one with alternating triangles and tear-shaped lobes, on the interior small fan-shaped pamettes incised between each curve of the lower band, 7½in (19cm) diam

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    UK private collection, acquired between the 1970s-80s.

    Literature:
    For a similar phiale, cf. P. Wilson, Art of Ancient Iran, London, 1997, p.246.
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