Small Ancient Western Asiatic Terracotta Vessel with Nice Snake Motifs

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Seller: randall3563 (890) 100%, Location: Auburn, California, Ships to: US, Item: 202640287599 10 mm High (approx 4") 3rd Millenium BC Sweet terracotta vessel likely from eons old Mohenjo Daro culture of West Asia. Two large outstretched snakes in central band bracketed above and below by coiled snakes and typical geometric designs. Snakes are cool creatures that were revered in many ancient cultures as protectors of health and well-being. It wasn't until Christianity that they were reviled as 'evil serpents' and low belly sorts that were to be avoided and killed. Due to its diminutive size, this was probably a vessel for libation but that is only speculation on my part. It is cool and the perfect size for a desk or a small shelf. Intact and in Excellent condition. Stands stable with no wobble. I bought it a dozen years ago at an estate sale in the Bay Area. -------------------------- California Sales Tax is charged on all sales made within or shipped within the State of California. The only exception is for holders of a valid California State Resellers Permit, a copy of which must be made available to me in order to be exempt from the tax. California Sales Tax is not charged by me on out-of-state sales or international sales. International sales are processed through ebay's Global Shipping Program which handles all pertinent duties, fees and value added taxes. -------------------------- See my website for more interesting antiquities, antiques, historical collectibles, fossils, art, coins, jewelry and colored gemstones. Please contact me if you want to see an item listed on eBay. Condition: Intact...Some small dings but no cracks

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