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A HELLENISTIC GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER CALYX CUP

The repoussé silver fluted bowl of the vessel is decorated with an incised floral motif on the underside, and an ornately tooled guilloche band about the shoulder. The interior features a separately made repoussé head of Dionysos in exquisite deep relief. Traces of gilding throughout.

Late 4TH to early 3RD Century BC

7.6 x 9.5 cm (3 x 3 3⁄4 inches), 130 gm.

 

Ex: Private European collection, Ms. J.Z., 1980s; thence an American collection, Mr. K.

Cf. Dietrich Von Bothmer. “A Greek and Roman Treasury” Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bulletin (Summer, 1984), p. 47, no. 78 (1972.118.159).

 

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Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVII (New York, 2018) p.32-33