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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.
This vessel, whose shape is as simple as it is elegant, was carved from a beautiful block of granite with black and white mottling.
A beautiful, small glass flask that imitates the shape of a date. The vertical grooves recall in a very realistic way the wrinkles of the dried fruit. The vessel is complete and intact.
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