ACHAEMENID BRONZE VESSEL - SUPERB PATINA
Ca. 800-500 BC. A bronze bowl fashioned from hammered bronze sheet. These bowls were containers used to store a variety of different items. They were primarily used to store liquids, such as wine, oil, and honey, but they could also store grains, spices, and other food items. They were particularly popular in the ancient Mediterranean, where they were also used in religious ceremonies and rituals. Size: L:150mm / W:50mm ; 215g Provenance: Property of a West London gentleman; previously in a collection formed on the UK/International art market in the 1990s.