4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 20,000
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A SYRIAN GREEN STONE BOWL
CIRCA 4TH MILLENIUM B.C.
The deep thin-walled vessel rounded toward the flat off-set base, the rim tapering slightly inwards
8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter
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European Private Collection, 1980.
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