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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    A MYCENAEAN POTTERY JAR

    LATE HELLADIC III, CIRCA 13TH-12TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A MYCENAEAN POTTERY JAR
    LATE HELLADIC III, CIRCA 13TH-12TH CENTURY B.C.
    The globular body on a ring foot, the short cylindrical neck flaring to the rim, with two upturned horizontal loop handles at the center of the body on opposing sides, and two vertical strap handles at the other cardinal points high on the shoulders, decorated in reddish-brown, a band on the shoulders with triangular motifs alternating with six-petal rosettes, the triangles filled with concentric arcs at each corner, each upper corner extending into a stylized motif, perhaps a bird head, with sets of encircling bands on the body, festooned lines descending from the vertical handles
    21 in. (53.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Joseph G. Gerena, New York.
    Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1999.