Ancient Greek Dish with Starburst Decoration


A Greek terracotta dish decorated in redware. The raised central omphalos is painted black, and there is a radiating starburst motif.

Date: Circa 5th - 3rd Century BC
Condition: Fair condition; repaired from two large fragments, fitted with a wire hanger for suspension (easily removed); the outside decoration quite worn and with accretions.

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Product Code: AS-3138
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The earliest visual representations of starbursts appear in the sixth century BC. During the Hellenistic Age, starbursts came to be associated with the Macedonian armed forces, although they were a common motif in Hellenistic and Greek art independent of such military connotations.

To discover more about Ancient Greek pottery, please visit our relevant blog post: Collecting Ancient Greek Vases.

Weight 117 g
Dimensions W 12.5 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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