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Lot 0337
**Originally Listed At $300**

Central Asia, Bactria (Bactria Margiana / BMAC), ca. late 2nd to early 1st millennium BCE. A gorgeous alabaster goblet, standing on a low leg that broadens into a round foot. The straight sides of the goblet cut inward, leaving three raised rings at the rim, the base, and the center, and allowing the translucence of the alabaster to shine when placed near a light source. Alabaster vessels have been found in high status tombs from Bactria. For example, in the ancient city of Ai Khanum, at the confluence of the rivers Kokcha and Oxus in modern day Afghanistan, several alabaster vessels were found in the tomb of Kineas, the founder of the city. Size: 4.95" W x 3" H (12.6 cm x 7.6 cm)

Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection

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#129132

Condition

Repaired from two pieces, with the repair line disguised to look like ancient deposits. Light encrustation and tiny chips from edges.

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Bactrian Alabaster Pedestal Goblet

Estimate $550 - $825Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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