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Near Eastern art
7th – 6th century B.C.
H: 8.2 cm
Complete and in excellent condition, except for some splinters and some cracks; glued fragments (lip).
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.
A large dark brown-black terracotta vessel, certainly fired in a reducing atmosphere. It is equipped with a small handle and with a long gutter-shaped spout.
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