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Bactrian, Western Asian
2nd century B.C., 3rd century B.C.
This jars is in the shape of a drop; the regular, rounded profile of the body is only interrupted in the upper part by a sharp, thick ridge on the neck.
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.
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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