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West Asian conical steatite pyxis vessel

W38

£300.00

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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.

Culture
West Asia, possibly Bactria, mid 2nd Millennium BC

Size
3.9 x 4 cms

Condition
Lid missing, inlays lost and minor surface chipping

Provenance
Ex. private collection, New York, USA; acquired during the 1980’s from Fortuna Fine Arts, NYC.

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