A MEGARIAN WARE POTTERY BOWL HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C. Mold-made & black-glazed, the base centered by a rosette surrounded by a disk, from which radiates a composite floral of six acanthus petals folded at the tip, alternating with two types of acanthus petals, with an Amazonomachy frieze above of seven warriors with circular shields & short swords, alternating with seven Amazons carrying shields & spears, a band of egg-and-dart below the rim 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diameter
Megarian Ware Bowl CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Hellenistic, Greece or western Asia Minor. possibly of Central Italian manufacture. DATE: 2nd – 1st Century BCE http://www.clioancientart.com/catalog/i203.html
Terracotta Megarian bowl 2nd century B.C. Greek, Boeotian The subject matter on this bowl closely follows an episode in book V of Iliad, in which Athena exhorts Ares, the god of war, to remain neutral during the specific duels of the Trojan conflict that took place.. As in Homer's text, the two Olympians observe the fighting from the banks of the river Skamandros, a detail that confirms the subject matter depicted on the bowl.
Megarian Greek bowl with hunting scene. Period: 3rd-1st century BC. These types of bowls (precursor of the "Terra Sigillata") were produced in Greece and Asia Minor. This bowl shows a central flower, surrounded by 8 leaves with birds in between. Above a hunting scene with dogs and game.
Greek Megarian bowl, 2nd-1st century B.C. Black ware, mould made, the base decorated with four Erotes, each with a bird and a human face above, amidst floral devices, all around a central facing Gorgoneion, 10.7 cm diameter. Private collection
Nike crowning a trophy, Poseidon, Ariadne with Dionysos supported by a satyr, and Athena with shield and spearRelief-decorated pottery became more popular than painted pottery during the Hellenistic period