Lot 42
  • 42

An Egyptian Hardstone Wavy-handled Jar, Predynastic Period, Naqada III, circa 3200-3000 B.C.

8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • An Egyptian Hardstone Wavy-handled Jar
  • stone (porphyritic diorite?)
  • Height 5 in. 12.7 cm.
probably porphyritic diorite, with flat base and slender ovoid body with everted rounded rim, each handle with two pierced vertical string holes.


Allen L. Owens, Connecticut (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, December 4th, 1969, no. 44, illus.)
John Green, New York, passed within the family
acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Cf. W. Needler, Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, 1984, cat. no. 122.