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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    A MESOPOTAMIAN SCARLET-WARE POTTERY JAR

    CIRCA EARLY 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A MESOPOTAMIAN SCARLET-WARE POTTERY JAR
    CIRCA EARLY 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The deep bowl oval in section tapering toward the ring foot, decorated in brownish-red slip with a geometric pattern consisting of lattice with alternating vertical and horizontal arches, zigzag below the rim, with double-perforated twin vertical lug handles on the flattened sides
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) high


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    For the shape see case 14, p. 119 in Basmachi, Treasures of The Iraq Museum.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13-14 December 1982.