Sumerian Green Chlorite Dish in the Form of a Fish A large and very fine carved and polished green chlorite bowl in the form of a stylised fish. Very f.. Product #: FR-006 Regular price: $3,500.00 $3,500.00 In Stock
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Sumerian Green Chlorite Dish in the Form of a Fish

Product Code: FR-006

£3,500.00

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A large and very fine carved and polished green chlorite bowl in the form of a stylised fish. Very fine condition, repaired from two pieces, otherwise intact apart from some minor chips around the edges.

All types of chlorite vessels seem to have been regarded as highly desirable, judging from the prestige contexts in which many of them have been found. Most of the Sumerian works of art have been excavated from grave: the Sumerians often buried their dead with their most prized objects.

Provenance: Bonhams 4/7/1995 Lot 170

Period: late 3rd millenium BC 

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A large and very fine carved and polished green chlorite bowl in the form of a stylised fish. Very fine condition, repaired from two pieces, otherwise intact apart from some minor chips around the edges.

All types of chlorite vessels seem to have been regarded as highly desirable, judging from the prestige contexts in which many of them have been found. Most of the Sumerian works of art have been excavated from grave: the Sumerians often buried their dead with their most prized objects.

Provenance: Bonhams 4/7/1995 Lot 170

Period: late 3rd millenium BC 

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