Ancient Jiroft Chlorite ritual vessel with vegetal motifs, 3100 – 2200 B.C.

Material:  Stone
Conservation:  Little damage at the rim; Some inlays missing
Material:  Chlorite
Dimensions:  9 x 8,5 cm
Provenance:  David Aaron Arts Gallery / Galería arqueológica, Spain, 2014/ This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/00616 with date 14/02/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
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The beauty of Iranian techniques in stone-working and fine objects is evident in this stone vessel inlaid with a variety of stones.

The material used for this type of ritual object was a stone that is abundant in the Kerman region: chlorite. Chlorite is a rock rich in iron, which gives it its green colour. It is also a soft stone that is easy to carve with an awl and has a smooth texture.

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