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Greek Silver Mesomphalos Philae (Wine Bowl)

inscribed grafitto (omega) on underside of omphalos

6th-5th Centuries BC

ht: 2 3/4 in. (6 cm.) mouth diameter: 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.)

 

private European collection, 1970’s or earlier

 

#9267

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVI (New York, 2017) p. 20

 

 

Comparanda:

 

Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies. International Achaemenid Style (http://www.cais-soas.com/CAIS/Art/international_achaemenid_art.htm) fig. 10

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art (online) acc. no.: 1985.11.8