Offering dish (phiale)
Central Asian, Gandharan
6th–4th century B.C.
Height x diameter: 3.5 x 16.5 cm (1 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Shallow circular dish with outsplayed rim. Intact; some damage to edges of the rim.
By date unknown: according to Gorny and Mosch the phiale was owned by a private collector in Munich; by 2004: with Gorny and Mosch, Maximiliansplatz 20, 80333 München (Gorny and Mosch, Auction 132, June 16, 2004, lot 61); purchased at the Gorny and Mosch auction by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr. to MFA, December 2006; accessioned January 24, 2007
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr.