Greek Silver Mesomphalos Philae (Wine Bowl)

inscribed grafitto (omega) on underside of omphalos

6th-5th Centuries BC

ht: 2 3/4 in. (6 cm.) mouth diameter: 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.)


private European collection, 1970’s or earlier





Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVI (New York, 2017) p. 20





Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies. International Achaemenid Style ( fig. 10


Metropolitan Museum of Art (online) acc. no.: 1985.11.8

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