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4th century A.D.
H: 25.5 cm
Complete and in good condition but body glued from several fragments. Abundant traces of iridescent patina and some limestone remains.
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.
This core-formed bowl is simply decorated with lathe-cut grooves just below the lip. The base is slightly concave.
This object, whose shape recalls a chalice, was carved from a monolith of calcite.
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