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4032.**SOLD** Very fine Megarian bowl

 
 
 
 
 
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A fine and quite rare  Greek Hellenistic Megarian  bowl with very attractive moulded decoration of cherubs and animals. Black slip.

Intact

 

110 mm x 67 mm

2nd/3rd century BC

The Megarian bowls were the Greek precursors of the later Roman 'Samian' ware. During the Hellenistic period, vessels of chased metals were greatly sought after and potters of the time tried to imitate the form and decoration. Relief or impressed designs were widely used, as was ribbing, to try and give a 'look and feel' of metal. Painted decoration was rare, using a technique where paint was applied over a thick black slip. The usual decoration for bowls, cups, dishes and plates would be naturalistic motifs, such as palmettes and rosettes and in rarer instances figurative motifs.  

From my own collection.

Price: sold GBP

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