**Originally Listed At $1250**
Greece, Mycenaean Period, Late Bronze Age II, ca. 1450 to 1200 BCE. A huge plate with thick, flaring sides and two horizontal loop handles just below the unpronounced rim. Wide bands of darker brown color are below the rim on both interior and exterior of the bowl. This period is named for the palace at Mycenae, famed in Homeric legend as the opulent seat of King Agamemnon - excavations there revealed an elite and long-lasting society with a great deal of wealth. This extended to the workshops of artisans who produced pottery like this plate both for use in Greece and throughout the Mediterranean world; shiploads of similar plates went out as far as the Levant and Spain. This is a large example of an ancient form. Size: 13.5" W x 3.95" H (34.3 cm x 10 cm)
Provenance: private Swiss collection
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Repaired from five or six large pieces, with repairs well done and difficult to see. Surface wear commensurate with age. Original pigment remains on surface.