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Gilded silver phiale (libation bowl)

6th century B.C.
Gilded silver
diameter 8in. (20.3cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Abraham, Molly and Walter Bareiss, Christos and Jo Bastis, Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman, Mrs. Dolly Goulandris, Roy and Marie Neuberger, Jonathan and Jeannette Rosen, Tom and Colette Spears, Shelby White and Leon Levy, Ward and Priscilla Woods, Nicholas S. Zoullas, and Anonymous Gifts, and Classical Purchase Fund, in honor of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1994
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The bowl is ornamented with alternating palmettes and lotus buds executed in the repoussé technique. The gilded boss is surrounded by a frieze of animals.
Gilikson, Patricia A. 1994. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1993-1994." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 52(2): p. 13.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1994. "One Hundred Twenty-fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1993 through June 30, 1994." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 124: p. 35.

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