11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A BACTRIAN BANDED CALCITE-ALABASTER BOWL
Circa Late 3rd-Early 2nd Millennium B.C.
The broad conical vessel on a narrow flat base, the thin walls elegantly carved to exploit the natural veining in the stone
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diameter
Acquired by the current owner in the early 1990s.
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