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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.
Skillfully wheel-made vessel provided with three handles that were modeled separately and applied to the shoulder before the firing process.
This core-formed bowl is simply decorated with lathe-cut grooves just below the lip. The base is slightly concave.
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