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Bactrian bronze kohl vessel in the form of a duck or swan

Stock Number: x8820
A Bactrian bronze kohl bottle in the form of a standing bird - probably a duck or swan.
Price
Sales price $4800.00

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Description

A Bactrian bronze kohl bottle in the form of a standing bird - probably a duck or swan. The figure has a flattened, square base. Designed as a receptacle for kohl, a gelatinous cosmetic paste; the entrance to the cavity is blocked with encrusted build-up.
The first two images depict before being cleaned by a museum conservator.

 

Origin:

Late 2nd millenium B.C. BMAC (Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex)

Dimensions:

Height: 7.7 cm / Length: 8.8 cm

Condition:

Intact, with heavily encrusted verdigris patina overall.