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Gandharan bone libation vessel with frieze of deer

Stock Number: x8863
A exquisite miniature libation vessel carved from bone, the exterior with a frieze of deer, sequences of geometric designs and below the rim a series of bats with outstretched wings, all superbly rendered in relief.
Price
Sales price $1250.00

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Description

A exquisite miniature libation vessel carved from bone, the exterior with a frieze of deer, sequences of geometric designs and below the rim a series of bats with outstretched wings, all superbly rendered in relief.

 

Origin:

Kushan period, 1st-2nd century A.D. Gandhara

Dimensions:

Height: 5.5 cm

Condition:

A small ancient chip to the rim; superb patina overall.