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Phiale (South Italian Calenian ware)
3rd century BCE

Medium
earthenware
Measurements
3.9 × 19.7 diameter
Place/s of Execution
Calvi, Italy
Accession Number
271-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1961
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Shallow, metallic black-glazed bowl with an impressed decoration of lotus and palmette in two registers. Around the central boss is a circular pattern of dots. Black-glazed all over (a metallic lustre) except for the underside of the central boss, which reveals a pink-buff clay.