Greece, Hellenistic Period, ca. late 3rd to 1st century BCE. A redware pottery bowl with a deep red color and impressed stamp around the exterior base. The bottom is stamped with a ten-petaled flower, surrounded by wide, evenly-spaced leaves that rise up the body of the vessel to a raised ring just below the unpronounced rim. These Megarian style bowls, by being mold-made rather than thrown on a wheel, allowed artisans to produce vessels with intricate stamped designs that we believe are in imitation of more expensive metal bowls. They were made to be owned by people aspiring to wealth, or least an appearance of it. Bowls like this one were used as drinking cups, replacing the kantharos. Size: 4.75" W x 2.55" H (12.1 cm x 6.5 cm)
Provenance: private Schroeder collection, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, acquired before 1970
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