30 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 2,500
A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN BLUE-GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION JAR
CIRCA EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The spherical body with four registers of relief decoration, a band of swags around the shoulder, the central friezes with fish and marine plants above a band of five mythological animals, leaves emerging from the base, with restoration
5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high
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Old label on base with ink number.
For similar jar, cf. F. D. Friedman (ed.), Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience, London, 1998, pp. 142 and 235, no. 141.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
Bonham's London, 22 September 1998, lot 30.