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Bactrian, Western Asian
2nd century B.C., 3rd century B.C.
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.
Perfectly hemispherical and without lip, this bowl is supported by a small circular base in very low relief that does not provide a good balance.
This object, whose shape recalls a chalice, was carved from a monolith of calcite.
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