Goddess Phiale from Ancient Georgia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 October 2017

This phiale comes from the Armaziskhevi archaeological site in Georgia and dates from the 2nd century CE. The medallion of the phiale features a goddess -- Fortuna or Amalthea -- with cornucopia. Separate parts of the relief are gilt. The creator of this piece likely used a Roman mold. (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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