4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 30,000
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
A SYRIAN CALCITE JAR
CIRCA 4TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
The globular vessel on a flat base with rounded shoulders, the thick disk rim bevelled on the interior, a raised band with incised crosshatching and four perforated vertical lugs on the shoulders
18 in. (45.7 cm.) diameter
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German Private Collection, 1982.
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