Museum Quality Achaemenid bronze phiale offer bowl! - For Sale
Museum Quality Achaemenid bronze phiale offer bowl!
A very large and outstanding quality bronze phiale, Achaemenid Empire c. 600-330 BC.
The type is typical for the classical Greek-Persian period and was perhaps invented by the Persian culture and further developed by the greeks. An elaborately designed bowl, hammered bronze, a large omphallos in the center and an open rim
best I've had of the Persian/greek main type. Size: 150 mm. wide and c. 70 mm. high, so a deep/high bowl of the type.
Condition: Superb!! The patina is an even dark green and chestnut brown with real gloss.