CAELIAN BLACK GLOSS OMPHALOS WITH RELIEF DESIGNS, CIRCA 300 B.C.

SOLD

Culture: South Italian
Date: Circa 300 B.C.
Medium: Terracotta
Condition: Complete, restored
Provenance: Ex- European art market; Early private American collection
Dimensions: H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.), D. 7 in. (17.8 cm.)
Ref No. GR1129

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Description

This shallow terracotta bowl is molded after bronze vessels and has a dome-like omphalos emerging from its interior. Around the omphalos are palmette decorations. Very rare in terracotta.
Cf. A similar bowl in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but of slightly different mold, published in Richter handbook, p. 132, pl. 112d.