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    Posted: July/23/2019 at 13:23
Hi guys 
I have a verrrry intereting optical crystal vase or bowl....Before i thought that it can be very old like ancient civilization (Inca or Olmec) bowl....but now i already do not think that.....
so, in short, it has all concave surfaces (including the circle surface on the bottom with tiny pole object in the center).
It's verrry well made, well polished, very heavy (maybe crystal).

What do u think ?
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it has pyramid shape if it stands upside down...and Inca or Olmec crosses chakana...that's why i thought maybe is ancient stuff.
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bowl is already concave object.
is somebody can tell what it was made for ???
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it's definitely not for decoration...
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Why artist made it sooo optical and why it has a pole just very accurate in center of the circle...Why ???
This artist was definitely good in optics....
never saw something like this bowl....:astronaut:
Do u know "sun mirror bunny" (kids like to do that) ??? maybe in english it's named differently...
and ....if you will get a big concave mirrored surface to make this "sun mirror bunny" and put it on wooden house....u can burn the house !
it sounds like weapon to me... : (
Do u remember one of the oldest symbol of ancient world ???
it looks like concave surface with object like a star (or ball) suspended in center...
guys, it's verrry interesting....
like happy face only with one eye in center
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i can not put dot in center....
like crescent symbol with a star....it came from ancient Egypt or Ethiopia.
Star is always represent like source of "fire"......and the word focus in optics means "fireplace"
Never play with "sun bunny" if u have wooden house
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Can we use such smaller ojects (like my bowl) instead of huge mirrored lenses ???
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I have no idea what is happening here, but it is not an optical device associated with any firearm of which I am familiar.

Based on the link provided, I thought you had your answer, though I didn't venture too far afield.
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yeah.... i think i posted under wrong category....it's difintely not firearm....
but my bowl is optical..it can be some kind of optical device...
Do u know what forum better for my bowl ?
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please, help me tp move this Topic to Other Optics forum or to Everything Else forum.
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Change my Topic name to "Is it an optical device or just a vase ?"
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If you figure out what it is, perhaps it should go to another location, but should be good here for now.
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Hi guys,
Yeah, i think this is a right  place for my Topic...because i am still not sure what kind of bowl this...
It's difinitely not for just a decoration because it's very optic.
And it's not a firearm of course Big Smile....but it can be some kind of optical weapon or device or just a part of it......
Is somebody has an idea ?

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Kickboxer, the problem is that i can not tell for sure what is that: just a vase or optical weapon or device.....
That's why i opened this OT topic... i need a help from you guys to understand if there is optics in my vase ???
It's very well made and ALL faces and surfaces are concave (not convex ) like scope...
Also it has some images of ancient Olmec (or Inca) pyramid and crosses chakana....that's why i thought that it can be verry old too....
I still do not exclude the possibility that it can be very old like Olmec civilization...
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U can watch pictures  of the vase on Antquers forum 
https://www.antiquers.com/threads/need-help-and-advice-for-my-inca-unusual-crystal-vase.39941/

because i am not able to Paste or add pics here....Is somebody know if i can post pic of the vase here ???
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It is a glass vessel that scatters light, i'm.not sure where else to take this.

It is no manner of optic sighting device. It is "optical" in nature in that light goes in, light comes out. Otherwise, it is a decent place to put a candle.

Hope that helps.
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Gives a whole new meaning to the words  "Shot Glass"
probably the wrong forum try something on antiques.

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Ok....but i am sure it's something...more than "shot glass"
if u will hold it, u know that i am right...
Ok, thank you, anyway..
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maybe it's a chamber pot.......Light It Up
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