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Ancient Greek Silver Libation Dish - 204.2 grams Lot 21 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263799541055 LOT 21Seller's Estimate: USD 12,000 - 15,000 Greece, ca. 6th to 4th century BCE. An exceptional shallow silver bowl of simple, elegant form, with a flanged, broad rim and a body tapering to a gently concave base. In tondo on the interior, at the flanged edge, and under the rim on the exterior are incised, thin concentric circles. Size: 6.1" W x 1.25" H (15.5 cm x 3.2 cm); 204.2 grams Libation bowls, known as phiale or patera, were used across a wide geographical area - from Greece to Tibet, throughout the ancient Near East and Central Asia. These shallow bowls for holding wine in ritual and ceremonial settings were made from many materials - glass, ceramic, and many kinds of metal. They were also given as prizes. Royal vessels were made of precious metals, like this one. They functioned both as tableware and as wealth - they could be stored in the royal treasury or given as gifts to people the gifter was hoping to influence. Many of the ones we known of today were found in sanctuaries, placed as offerings. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #133392 Condition Report: Slight surface pitting and chipping commensurate with age. Attractive patina from age and handling. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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