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Hellenistic Bronze Askos

The body of hammered sheet, the foot made separately, with an ornate “vegetable stemmed” cast handle with the face of Dionysos or the sun-god Helios at the base.

Late 3rd Century BC

Height: 26.8 cm. (10 9/16 in.)

Width: 24.2 cm. (9 9/16 in.)


Ex: a private American, acquired by 1985. Then another American private collection, 1985-2006. Thence by descent

Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.24-25

Comparanda: G. Dionisio & D. Licari; Silvery-Like Ceramics in the National Archeological Museum of Florence: Virtual Technologies in Analysis and Restoration” in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2013 (CHNT 18, 2013) (Vienna, 2013)) Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze, accession no. 77646 The British Museum, London muc. no. 1873,0820.521

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