Lot 47
  • 47

AN EGYPTIAN PORPHYRITIC DIORITE JAR, PREDYNASTIC PERIOD (NAGADA II)/1ST DYNASTY, CIRCA 3500-2900 B.C. | An Egyptian Porphyritic Diorite Jar

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Sold
27,500 GBP
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Description

  • DIORITE
  • Height 14.3 cm.
of ovoid from with finely contoured base, tubular handles, and everted rim.

Provenance

Dikran K. Kelekian, Paris, inv. no. 6085
Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., acquired from the above on July 15th, 1935
Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, inv. no. 35.13, accessioned November 1940
William R. Tyler (1910 - 2003), Paris, acquired from the above in 1977 
then by descent to the current owner

Catalogue Note

Cf. W. M. Flinders Petrie and J. E. Quibell, Naqada and Ballas: 1895, 1896, pl. 7, 43, and Sotheby's, New York, December 8th, 2011, no. 38.
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