Ribbed bronze bowl, Persia, 559-334 BC

Ribbed bronze bowl, Persia, 559-334 BC
Dating:559 BC–330 BC
Origin:Middle East, Persia
Physical:16.3cm. (6.4 in.) - 263 g. (9.3 oz.)

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  This bronze bowl shows the complete mastery of the medium attained by Achemenid craftsmen of the fifth century BC. Although it is not adorned by fancy scenes or motifs, each rib is perfectly formed, evenly spaced, and identical to its neighbors. The body is perfectly symmetrical. It is a complete success in simple elegance.

The red and green patina brought on by time only enhances the quality of this perfectly executed piece.

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