77. A Chlorite Box

Ancient Bactria, 3rd millennium BC
Size: 6.5 cm high, 7 cm wide

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This unusual box and cover is carved to look like wickerwork, with a framework of split bamboo. It represents a type of vessel that has not survived the intervening millennia.

Published: O. Bopearachchi, C. Landes, C. Sachs, De l’Indus à l’Oxus. Archéologie de l’Asie Centrale, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Montpellier, 2003, no. 17

Provenance: Private collection, UK