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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 186

    A COPTIC PAINTED POTTERY JAR

    CIRCA 4TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A COPTIC PAINTED POTTERY JAR
    CIRCA 4TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    Of squat form, the body decorated with four white painted 'bushels'(?) between two bands, the upper band decorated with spots; and a redware pottery 'magical' bowl, with incised figure of a standing helmeted man, another similar seated, with fish and bird in between, the base incised with a long fish and two rows of Coptic inscription
    5 in. (12.8 cm.) high and 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    From a collection formed since 1984.


    Pre-Lot Text

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