• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 2

    A LARGE MINOAN FOUR-HANDLED JAR

    CIRCA 1500-1200 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE MINOAN FOUR-HANDLED JAR
    CIRCA 1500-1200 B.C.
    The rounded body with narrow cylindrical neck and everted rim, two horizontal and two vertically attached handles, decorated in dark brown with three horizontal bands, row of stylized flowers with heart shaped tendrils, between two rows of joined spirals, four horizontal bands above, everted rim with band of joined stylized linear leaves, the four handles with painted stripes
    16 in. (41 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    European private collection; acquired in the late 19th Century by the grandfather of the present owner.