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An Egyptian Pottery Jar, Predynastic Period, Nagada II, circa 3600-3200 B.C.

Estimate
5,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Pottery Jar
  • Pottery
  • Diameter 8 3/4 in. 24.7 cm
of broad rounded form with twin concave tubular handles and everted rim, the splashed red decoration probably intended to imitate stone.

Provenance

Gieringer collection (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 28th-29th, 1959, no. 117)
Richard LeBaron Bowen, Jr. (1919-2013), Providence, Rhode Island
American private collection, by descent
Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, acquired from the above in 2014

Condition

very good, very minor abrasions, stains, and nicks, some encrustation under the rim,"PB.1874.117 1959" neatly written in ink underneath, remnants of an old white paper label on one side (an "...IX" still legible]
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Catalogue Note

Cf.  W.M. Flinders Petrie and J.E. Quibell, Naqada & Ballas. 1895, London, 1896, pl. XXCXV, 62, J.C. Payne, Catalogue of the Predynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1993, fig, 45, no. 886, and Meisterwerke Altägyptischer Keramik, Hohr-Grenzhausen, Montabaur, 1978, no. 74.
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