ostracon ancient art



Greek Hellenistic Megarian Bowl, 2nd-1st Century BC

Large relief bowl decorated with a net pattern surrounding a central floral medallion on the bottom. An obolo band at the join to the straight rim. The surface covered with a thin red brown glaze.

Megarian moldmade ware was the forerunner of Roman sigillata pottery.

Intact and fine. Red glaze peeled off in places. Mineral encrustation throughout.

D. 13.4 cm (5.3 in), H. 9.6 (3.8 in)

Ex German private collection. Thence Nagel Auktionen Stuttgart, September 2012 sale.

Sold 860 USD

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