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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 179

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN POTTERY AMPHORA

    2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN POTTERY AMPHORA
    2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    With twin vertical handles, tall cylindrical neck and collared rim, the body tapering towards small knob foot, with later metal stand; and another pottery amphora, the squat body with twin loop handles and short neck, the shoulder decorated with incised concentric circles, on small knob foot, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
    34 in. (87 cm.) and 21 in. (53 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Item one: formerly in the collection of Prof. Dr. Eduard J. Gübelin (1913-2005), Luzern, Switzerland.