Bronze bowl with omphalos, Persia, 559-334 BC

Bronze bowl with omphalos, Persia, 559-334 BC
Dating:559 BC–334 BC
Origin:Middle East, Persia
Physical:14cm. (5.5 in.) - 205 g. (7.2 oz.)

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  This bronze bowl from the Achemenid period of Persia (559-500 BC) is decorated with a lovely rosette comprising an omphalos (navel) with a central dot, framed by two embossed circles, framed by a geometrical frieze of triangles, framed by two more embossed circles. The body exhibits a pronounced camber, sharp shoulders and a wide flared mouth.

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