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Greek archaic art
Half of the 6th century B.C.
H : 10,2 cm – Diam : 20,3 cm (with handles)
Complete but pick up, some queues. Paint very well preserved and shiny.
A medium-sized, perfectly circular phiale, with a low wall. The body is hollow with a very flared rim; it was hammered from a single, thin sheet of silver.
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