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GP208

A Greek Pottery Spindle Vessel, ca 4th century BC

Wheel made terracotta spindle bottle with flat base, elongated tapering body, long thin neck to prevent the contents from evaporating. Often used for perfume, medicine or even poison.

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall with some mineral encrustation, minor chips along bottom of lip and pitting to the body of the vessel that does not detract.

Dimensions: Height: 15.5 cm (6 in).

Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the late 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was an archaeologist excavating in the Anatolian region of Turkey and during this time he assembled his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the Near East.

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