Bactrian bronze libation vessel with a horse protome.

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Bactrian bronze libation vessel with a horse protome.
Stock Number: x6599
$ 7800.00

Description

A very fine Bactrian bronze or copper vessel. The base bears a finial of the forequarters of a horse, with a perforation suggesting use as a libation vessel.

 

Origin:

Circa 2nd Millennium B.C. BMAC (Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex)

Dimensions:

Height: 20.3 cm / Diameter: 15 cm

Condition:

Fantastic built up verdigris patina, with large areas of blue on the upper body indicating copper carbonate content in the bronze. In overall good condition.