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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 blown glass bottle is transparent, but shows pale gray shades. The patina adds a beautiful polychromy ranging from gold to violet-blue, whose appearance depends on the light.
Such jars are largely documented all throughout the Near Eastern world. Our example is simply globular, but nevertheless very elegant.
Among the most common forms of Near Eastern pottery, the bowl without handles is presented here in a particular version, with a conical shape.
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