West Asian conical steatite pyxis vesselW38
A black steatite conical pyxis bowl decorated with an intricate repeating triangle pattern. The recessed sections would probably have been inlaid originally with a white material such as calcite or shell.
West Asia, possibly Bactria, mid 2nd Millennium BC
3.9 x 4 cms
Lid missing, inlays lost and minor surface chipping
Ex. private collection, New York, USA; acquired during the 1980’s from Fortuna Fine Arts, NYC.