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Rare Ancient Near Eastern Faience Plate - 300 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,398) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201733036483 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A very rare Near Eastern green faience dish, dating to approximately 200 BC. Decorated with incised and painted geometric motif. The dish would probably have served a votive function in antiquity - being gifted to a god in exchange for a favour. An extremely rare type. Made from the sand of the desert but possessing the allure of gold, faience was considered by the ancients to be a material imbued with strong magic. It is little wonder then that the ancients chose to create their most treasured possessions in this beautiful, enchanted substance. Diameter: 4 5/8 inches. Condition: Excellent condition. A few small segments reattached around the edges. Compare a similar dish, recently sold at Christie's London for $1140: Provenance: Ex. Collection of His Excellency the late C. Perrone Capano, acquired 1960's. Capano was a well respected Italian diplomat who served as Consul in Washington and later as Ambassador in the Near East. It was in the Near East that Capano developed his love of antiquities, acquiring a magnificent collection in the Early to late 1960's. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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