Patera from the Perotito Hoard

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 03 November 2017

This patera for libations dates from the second half of the 3rd-early 1st cetury BCE, and it was found in the ancient Iberian Perotito Hoard. Made out of sheet silver with repoussé decoration, the patera features a traditional Iberian scene of a wolf's head devouring a human head encircled by serpents. However, both the reliefs of centuars and centaurides holding musical instruments at a nocturnal baquet and the erotes with trophies are inspired by the Late Hellenistic world. It is thought to be the work of a local craftsman. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)

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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 World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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