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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.258
Title
Phiale (Bowl for Liquid Offerings)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 650 BCE-550 BCE
Period
Archaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/165004
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
5.7 × 11.9 cm, 40.94 g (2 1/4 × 4 11/16 in.)
157.5 grams
Provenance
Prior to going through sale at Bonhams, once on 13 April 2000 and again on 3 October 2000, the silver phiale belonged to a German antiquities dealer for a considerable period of time. It was purchased from a trade source in Munich around 1995-1996.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
2001
Object Number
2001.258
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Silver bowl with high, scalloped walls forming seven lobes and a central domed omphalos surrounded by a grooved band. Interior of vessel is shiny silver which becomes more mottled towards rim. Exterior surface is more mottled with black, gray, and silver surface color.

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