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Lot 142B: Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC
  • Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC
  • Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC
  • Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC
  • Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC
  • Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC
  • Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC
   
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Description: A Southern Mesopotamia stone bowl, 3rd Millennium BC, carved from dark grey steatite with flaring sides and a raided disk foot. This bowl was apparently extremely valuable as there are indications of ancient repair, the bowl having broken in half and bands were placed in three places, each defined by two drilled holes joined by a shallow channel. 4 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in (12.4 x 7.9 cm). Ex private collection, New Orleans, LA, USA, acquired in Saudi Arabia or Yemen during the 1950's - 1960's.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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