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Splendid Bactrian Chlorite stone jar w Parrots 3rd. mill. BC

Splendid Bactrian Chlorite stone jar w Parrots 3rd. mill. BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1430642
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A rare and splendid ancient Chlorite stone jar Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The jar carved in a green-black chlorite stone with thick walls and a rounded base decorated with two confronting Parrots on each side, Southern Kermanh intercultural style of Bactria, Persia and Mesopotamia. Wonderful vivid style of carving! Attractive and symethic with the birds carved with a bold and artistic hand.

Size: 86 mm. wide and ca. 52 cm. tall.

Condition: Choice, some ancient chipping of the edge, othervise intact with a fine light greyish patina.

Ex. Old collection, collected in the 1970s-80s.