ostracon ancient art



Megarian Bowl with Floral Patterns, Asia Minor, 1st Century BC

Moldmade Megarian bowl with floral motifs and vertical handles.

The hemispherical bowl with four rows of pointed leaflets with midrib and double contour line.

The vertical handles arching from the rounded lip to the decorated area. Standing on a ring base.

This type of late Hellenistic relief pottery was produced by workshops on the Ionian coast of Asia Minor (Turkey) and widely exported throughout the eastern Mediterranean basin.

For the leaflet decoration, cf. nos. 127, 128, 133 in: Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn. Antiken aus rheinischem Privatbesitz. Köln 1973.

Intact and fine. Minor wear in places, tiny chips out of the rim.

H. 6.5 cm (2.5 in), D. 10.1 cm (4 in)
W. over handles 13.8 cm (5.4 in)

Swiss private collection, acquired at Galerie Arete Zurich, 24. January 1976 (Original description joined).

Sold 780 USD

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