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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    A GREEK FAIENCE FIGURAL ARYBALLOS

    CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK FAIENCE FIGURAL ARYBALLOS
    CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    In the form of a hedgehog, turquoise in color with black details, incised crosshatching for the spines, with elongated ears, bulging eyes, and a protruding nose, indentations for the nostrils, vertical incisions for the forepaws, the body on a broad base, the flat disk rim with a supporting strap handle
    2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, early 1980s.