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Greek Achaemenid Silver Libation Bowl - 127.4 grams Lot 78E Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

$2,000.00 1 Bid Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263839702919 LOT 78ESeller's Estimate: USD 4,000 - 6,000 Ancient Near East, Achaemenid Persian Empire, ca. 500 to 330 BCE. A finely decorated cast silver phiale, a special libation bowl used for holding wine. The lower part of the bowl is scalloped, above which is a corseted neck with incised teardrop motifs ringing it before it flares outward into a wide, smooth mouth with an unpronounced rim. The underside features a floral motif. Size: 4.95" W x 2.25" H (12.6 cm x 5.7 cm); 127.4 grams Libation bowls, known as phiale, 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. Royal vessels were made of precious metals, like this one. They functioned both as tableware and as wealth, and could be stored in the royal treasury or given as gifts to people they were hoping to influence. 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. #133399 Condition Report: Repaired from multiple pieces, with repairs more visible on interior than exterior. Dark patina on surface. Nice preservation of motifs on underside. 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.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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