Greek pottery patera with stamped decorationG159
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.
Greek, South Italian colonies, 4th Century BC
2.3 x 8.4 cms
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
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: