Greek pottery patera with stamped decoration

G159

£300.00

Available

An unusual black glazed pottery patera decorated with five impressed sunburst stamps around a central protrusion. Paterae were used to pour sacrificial offerings such as wine at sanctuaries and altars.

Culture
Greek, South Italian colonies, 4th Century BC

Size
2.3 x 8.4 cms

Condition
A small 19th Century wax restoration on the lower edge to one side of the rim, a couple of further chips as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, New York, USA; acquired in Christies New York during the 1960’s-70’s. Formerly in a late 19th Century collection and reputedly found in Leptis Magna.

For a similar example from the Campana Collection, please see:
https://www.cvaonline.org/XDB/ASP/recordDetails.asp?newwindow=true&id={594E1CD3-E543-455B-B6B2-02C59A66104D}

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