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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.
This vessel was carved from a granite pebble with black and white mottling. It is almost conical in shape, with a rounded bottom that does not provide stability.
Hammered from a single sheet of silver, this phiale is outstanding both for its quality and for its weight. All decorations were carried out in repoussé work.
This core-formed bowl is simply decorated with lathe-cut grooves just below the lip. The base is slightly concave.
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