Ancient Greek Hellenistic Bronze Bowl

$434.96

A finely cast and hammered Hellenistic bronze bowl featuring a hemispherical container. The bowl sits on a flat base, from which its walls raise rendering an elegant continuously curved profile. Five finely carved grooves run around the outer surface of the vessel to form a delicate decorative pattern below the rim. The surface of the vessel is partially covered by a beautiful lustre of green patination.

Date: Circa 2nd - 1st century BC
Condition: Fine condition, with green patination on the surface.

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The Hellenistic period spans the period of Mediterranean history between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the emergence of the Roman Empire. It sits between Classical Greece and Roman Greece. The term ‘Hellenistic’ originated from the word Hellas (Ἑλλάς, Ellás) another recognised name for Greece. This period was characterised by a new Greek colonisation, mixing the Hellenistic culture with that of Western Asian, Northeastern African, and Southwestern Asian. Simply decorated or unadorned, handles and footless vessels of similar shape have a long tradition within the Mediterranean basin, with examples also recovered in the Near Eastern regions.

Weight 319.5 g
Dimensions W 17.2 x H 9.6 cm
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