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Early Anatolian Alabaster Plate w/ Avian Head

$895.00
Ancient Near East/Western Asia, Anatolia, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. A beautiful alabaster plate, possibly for holding cosmetics, with a curved avian head - resembling that of a vulture - projecting from one side. The alabaster is creamy, with reddish tinges, and is near translucent in places when held to a light source. Size: 3.6" W x 0.9" H (9.1 cm x 2.3 cm)

Condition: Intact. Surface wear commensurate with age, with light soil encrustation. Form is well preserved.

Provenance: private Chicago, Illinois, USA collection

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