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4497. Very fine bronze bowl with superb mirror-like patina

 
 
 
 
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This bronze bowl whose outer surface has a remarkable glossy dark grey-green mirror-like patina was previously in a collection  designated as early Achemenid but it could equally be Greek of about the same date.

Has some incised decorative lines  on the bottom.

Such bronze bowls of this style were  manufactured  throughout  the Western Asiatic and Eastern Mediterranean region at this time and one can't we certain at all where this one was made.

Very good metal.  Some surface accretions on one side as you can see.

134mm across rim: 54mm  high.

Circa early 6th/5th century BC.

Ex Belgian collection

Price: 235 GBP

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