Three Cycladic Marble Dishes

SKU: MS.0143

Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: Early Bronze Age II, 2700 BC to 2200 BC
Dimensions: 5.375" (13.7 cm) Diameter
Medium: Marble

Of shallow rounded form, the rim contoured on the interior; another similar, with small indented circular base; and a rounded dish with tapering sides and rim contoured on the interior.

Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1990, lot 26

Item one: overall with mottled creamy yellow surface, with grey speckling, light surface pitting and abrasion. Very minor worn chips to rim.

Item two: well repaired from six fragments, with infill and over painting along repair lines. Overall with smooth creamy-white surface, underside with patches of light surface dirt encrustation. Remains of label glue residue visible on the interior.

Item three: overall interior with mottled creamy-grey colour, exterior with grey surface encrustation. Areas of restoration to the rim, with over painting.



Three Cycladic Marble Dishes


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