a shallow saucer- or dish-like feature on the surface of a planet
patterned on artifact patera
Artistically this patera is much upon a par with those from Dali and Athinau, which have been already described.
The date of the patera can not be determined; it is perhaps as old as the reign of Augustus.
The central medallion (emblema) was made separately and attached to the bottom of the patera.
In the centre is a tripod, into which a priest, his head covered, is pouring the contents of a patera.
The frieze is divided by triglyphs, having eight metopes, each charged with a patera of a different pattern.
Fig. 6: Phoenician patera, from Idalium, showing a religious ritual dance before a goddess in a temple round a sun emblem.
In the accompanying example it is displayed on a Christian patera.
Of sacrificial vases the principal was the patera or libation-bowl, corresponding to the Greek φιάλη.
I believe, a goldsmith; he is striking a small flat bowl or patera, on a pointed anvil, with a light hammer.
A cedar churn is more delicately perfumed than any patera of the gods.