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Accession_Number 71.12.2
adlib_title relief phiale
Shape Phiale
Shape_description The rim is slightly incurving and the body is semi-spherical. The vessel is not very shallow.
Material Bronze
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Circular with flared edges which are fanned. There are concentric circles around the central carved dot of the vessel: A small, incised one, two larger, that seem to be in low relief and one that contours the others, incised. There is also a carved line that separates the rim from the body (exterior), which becomes double at some point. In the centre one small hole, on the surface of the bronze two incised grooves and four smaller holes positioned symetrically around the bigger hole in the centre. Inscised petal decoration around the centre hole. Four fine grooves around the centre decoration and then twelve further holes around the edge the same size as the four smaller holes. Edges fanned with large grooves.
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Condition Fragment. Broken at the edges, bronze slightly corroded. Green with some rust on the underside. The colour varies from red, to reddish brown and green.
Technique/Style Relief
Provenance From the Argive Heraion
Period Classical
Date 5 c.
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Image
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2002.97.0569.jpg
Top view of bronze Classical phiale from the Argive Heraion.
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2002.97.0570.jpg
Bottom view of bronze Classical phiale from the Argive Heraion.
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2002.97.0571.jpg
Oblique view of bronze Classical phiale from the Argive Heraion.
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2005.88.0023.jpg

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Height 5.3
Diameters Rim 21.7; inner circle with decoration 11.1; smaller holes roughly 0.6
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Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Georgia; Faye; Kinsey
Date_edited 10.06.2003; 16.07.2003; 11.01.2006
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