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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.
A conical bowl, with a perfectly flat circular bottom that provides a good balance to the vessel.
A semi-spherical bowl, very regular in shape and without a base, which was core-formed and decorated with lathe-cut grooves, just below the lip and around the base.
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