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Near Eastern art
Around 3000 B.C.
H : 7.5 cm – 8.1 cm
Complete and in good general condition, but the surface presents significant corrosions; small cracks. The bottom is not flat and does not guarantee a good balance to the container.
Among the most common forms of Near Eastern pottery, the bowl without handles is presented here in a particular version, with a conical shape.
Carved from a block of pink limestone, this large bowl with a rounded profile has a slightly asymmetrical shape and an irregular edge, nevertheless highlighted by a band with a thicker relief.
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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