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Crafts of the Past

A look back at ancestral handicrafts such as knapping flint tools, creating silver filigree, preparing gold amalgam for coating silver, creating ceramic objects, winding glass beads and more.

  1. Ancient Bactria Steatite Cosmetic Flask over Three Thousand Years Old

    by on 06-14-2012 at 10:08 AM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post


    This ancient flask that once contained cosmetics was found in the ruins of ancient Bactria in Afghanistan. The vessel, once found, would have been taken to the nearest city to an antiques merchant and sold. The antiques merchant then sold it to an international dealer and we bought it for our collection from that dealer. For assurance that this is Bactrian, you can
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