Persian Bronze Ribbed Omphalos Libation Bowl



Circa 700 – 500 BC

Description:  Large hammered bronze ribbed libation bowl with central omphalos.  The rim is slightly flared outward and is decorated with a pattern of several incised lines.       

Diameter:  7.0 in. (18.0 cm)

Condition:  Some surface deposits, otherwise intact and very good.   

Provenance:  Formerly in the personal collection of distinguished Harvard-educated Byzantine scholar Carroll Wales (1918-2007).

Reference:  See Ancient Persian Bronzes by P.R.S. Moorey, #130, for similar type.

Price:  $ 975

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