A phiale was used for pouring libations. It was usually a shallow 'dish' shape like this. Our bronzesmith has added a handle so it has extra character! The tondo itself is undecorated, but the base is decorated with seven motifs of a horse and rider in the geometric style.
chunky bronze phiale with handle
- Diameter (including handle): 17.5cm Diameter of cup only: 13.5cm Height: 5.5cm
The bronze pieces are cast in Greece using the traditional lost wax method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in texture, patina, and colour. No two pieces are ever the same. If mounted on a marble base, it will be a black or very dark grey base. There may be a variation of some millimetres in the dimensions of the base from time to time.
It's All Greek is proud to have been working with the Semitekolo family foundry since 1999. It has been a privilege to handle these gorgeous pieces and to sell them to customers all over the world.