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Greek archaic art
Half of the 6th century B.C.
H : 10,2 cm – Diam : 20,3 cm (with handles)
Complete but pick up, some queues. Paint very well preserved and shiny.
Vessels in the shape of dates, which look very realistic with the vertical grooves imitating the wrinkles of the dried fruit, are among the most famous and popular glass vases of the early Imperial period.
Perfectly hemispherical and without lip, this bowl is supported by a small circular base in very low relief that does not provide a good balance.
A beautiful alabaster vessel with slender, narrow proportions accentuated by the more or less translucent veins of the stone.
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