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Bactrian, Western Asian
2nd century B.C., 3rd century B.C.
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.
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 vessel, whose shape is as simple as it is elegant, was carved from a beautiful block of granite with black and white mottling.
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