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Bactrian, Western Asian
2nd century B.C., 3rd century B.C.
This vessel was carved from a granite pebble with black and white mottling. The elliptical shape of this miniature bowl is unusual and technically hard to achieve.
This small jar is more elaborate in shape than most other contemporary stone vessels. The perfectly globular body stands on its own despite the absence of base.
This object, whose shape recalls a chalice, was carved from a monolith of calcite.
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