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Bactrian, Western Asian
2nd century B.C., 3rd century B.C.
This blown glass bottle is transparent, but shows pale gray shades. The patina adds a beautiful polychromy ranging from gold to violet-blue, whose appearance depends on the light.
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.
A conical bowl, with a perfectly flat circular bottom that provides a good balance to the vessel.
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