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Second half of the 5th century B.C.
H : 6.20 cm – D : 7.1 cm
Vase complete and practically intact; limestone remains on the bottom. Multiple traces of irregular rubbing.
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.
A semi-spherical bowl, very regular in shape and without a base, which was core-formed and decorated with lathe-cut grooves, just below the lip and around the base.
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