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Greek art (attic or italian)
Second half of the 5th century B.C.
H: 10 cm
Intact piece, in perfect state of conservation. Several chips and cracks in the black varnish.
Vessels in the shape of dates, which look very realistic with the vertical grooves imitating the wrinkles of the dried fruit, are among the most famous and popular glass vases of the early Imperial period.
This vessel was carved from a granite pebble with black and white mottling. It is almost conical in shape, with a rounded bottom that does not provide stability.
Hammered from a single sheet of silver, this phiale is outstanding both for its quality and for its weight. All decorations were carried out in repoussé work.
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