Ancient Roman Small Bronze Dish


A fine Roman bronze dish featuring a slightly shallow body with convex walls and an inverted moulded rim. The body stands on a protruding ring base. Interior and exterior appear undecorated. There is a hole with irregular edges on the side of the dish.

The vessel is covered with an attractive green and turquoise patination.

Date: Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD
Provenance: Ex. collection of a London gentleman, 1990s.
Condition: Fair condition. The vessel has a hole on the side, otherwise intact. The surface is covered with patination and earthly encrustation


SKU: SK-160 Category: Tag:

Evidence for the use of bronze in ancient art dates back to Ancient Egypt in around 3000 BC. During the Roman Empire, however, bronze was the material most commonly used for everyday objects, partly on account of its sturdiness. Open vessels such as this dish would have been cast using stone moulds. Once the initial casting had been made it was normal practice to turn the vessel to its final shape and polish it on a lathe.

Weight 105.1 g
Dimensions W 11 x H 3 cm



Reference: For a similar item, The British Museum, item 1856,1226.836

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