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Lot 0021
**Originally Listed At $700**

Greece, colonies in Asia Minor, Ionia, ca. 6th century BCE. A striking, wheel-thrown bi-chrome terracotta vessel, its form comprised of a deep bowl with twin horizontal loop handles, a small, pronounced foot, and a rolled rim. The interior and rim are painted a rich black hue, while the exterior is decorated with a central black band. Simple yet elegant, from one of the most significant centers of the Greek world! In fact, during the 6th century BCE, Ionia was known for its intellectual prowess, and this period was dubbed the "Ionian awakening" as scholars understood it as the initial phase of the Greek classical world. Size: 11.25" W handlespan x 5.875" H (28.6 cm x 14.9 cm)

Provenance: private New Jersey USA collection, acquired over twenty years ago

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#121306

Condition

Two chips to foot. One handle may have been reattached. Expected surface wear with pigment loss. Areas of encrustation and mineral deposits.

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Greek Ionian Twin-Handled Pottery Bowl

Estimate $800 - $1,200Apr 30, 2018