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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.
This vessel was carved from a granite pebble with black and white mottling. The elliptical shape of this miniature bowl is unusual and technically hard to achieve.
Such jars are largely documented all throughout the Near Eastern world. Our example is simply globular, but nevertheless very elegant.
A semi-spherical bowl, very regular in shape and without a base, which was core-formed and decorated with lathe-cut grooves, just below the lip and around the base.
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