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A Hellenistic Megarian Decorated Pottery Bowl, ca. 3rd Century B.C.

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Seller: aphrodite.gallery (2,742) 100%, Location: Brooklyn, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362382400795 Condition: Complete; consisting of two re-joined pieces. Dimensions: Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm.) Diameter: 5 1/8 inches (13 cm.) Ex. Early European private collection, 1980's; Ex. French private collection, 1998. The bowl type typical of pottery known as Megarian bowl produced and appearing in the later 3rd century BC, unlike earlier wheel made wares with flat surfaces embellished only with paint, Megarian bowls were made in stamp decorated molds.This method of manufacture gave them an embossed effect which have been intended to imitate metalwork. The bowl decorated on the outside with repeat rows creating a pattern to look like a pine cone, a register of egg and dart shape above, the bottom embossed with an eight petal rosette. The upper exterior painted in black.On datring and origins of Hellenistic relief bowls, see Susan I. Rotroff, Hellenistic Pottery: Athenian and Imported Moldmade Bowls, Vol. XXII of the Athenian Agora (Princeton New Jersey: The AMerican School of Classical Studies, Athens 1982): 6-13. On Technique of manufacture, see Rotroff, Hellenistic Pottery: Athenian and Impoterd Moldmade Bowls 4-5. On the Hellenistic bowls in general, see J.J. Pollitt, Art in the Hellenistic Age, (Cambridge University Press 1986):256; John G. Pedley, Greek Art and Archeology, (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall 1993); Wlliam R. Biers, The Archeology of Greece: An Introduction (Ithaca: Cornell University Press 1980): 314-5; J.W. Hayes, Fine Wares in the Hellenistic World, in Looking at Greek Vases,Tom Rasmussen and Nigel Spivey eds. (Cambridge University Press 1991): 183-202. Authenticity guaranteed. A certificate + official Aphrodite Gallery authenticity hang-tag will be issued to the winning bidder. Everything sold by Aphrodite Gallery has been legally acquired, we have been selling antiquities for over 15 years and not one negative feedback from a client! Buy with confidence. Welcome to Aphrodite GalleryAbout Us: Aphrodite Gallery is a brick and mortar antiquities enterprise operating on Manhattan's upper east side. Our gallery is prominently located on the world famous Museum Mile, 18 blocks away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Aphrodite Gallery specializes in Roman, Greek, Egyptian, and Near Eastern works of ancient art. Every piece we feature for sale is carefully chosen and vetted, to confirm age and provenance details. So browse with peace of mind. Additionally, we especially love new collectors, we try our best here to offer works of antiquity at the most customer friendly prices possible. If you see something that strikes a chord with you-- in my experience working in this field, objects get purchased / reserved sometimes remarkably fast-- do hesitate to get in touch. Shipping / Insurance: Note that as of 7/1/2015, we have been utilizing USPS Express Mail International for the majority of our international shipments. We find this way to be faster, and more importantly, safer in terms of receipt. Due to this, we have had to increase our shipping charges slightly to accommodate, but we believe it is well worth it for all parties involved. Kindly note that for certain items, i.e. ones of significant value, we may have to add additional shipping charges for insurance to ensure safe delivery.Certificates of Authenticity: We stand by the authenticity of our pieces 100%. Our perfect eBay feedback speaks for itself in terms of our clientele satisfaction. A signed certificate of authenticity will be issued and included with every object that sells for $100 USD or more.Returns: We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from us. We firmly believe that the customer is always right. If, for whatever reason, you are not content with your purchase, you can kindly send it back within 7 days of sale date for a full refund (buyer pays return shipping) or an exchange.

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