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Phiale

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Black glaze with stamped decoration. Three circles of short incised lines around the omphalos; within these six ornaments, stamped; a dolphin and a star alternately.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania (?), Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.7cm (6 15/16in.)

Accession Number

99.537

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Glaze Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels