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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    AN EGYPTIAN ANDESITE PORPHYRY JAR

    EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, DYNASTY I-II, 2920-2649 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN ANDESITE PORPHYRY JAR
    EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, DYNASTY I-II, 2920-2649 B.C.
    Well-hollowed, the globular body with an off-set disk rim, the bottom rounded, shallow depressions at the sites of the lug handles, likely removed in antiquity
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter


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    For a similar example, still with its lugs, see fig. 2.21, p. 48 in Nicholson and Shaw, eds., Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology. For an ovoid jar without the lugs, see fig. 15, p. 23 in Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt.

    Provenance

    Dr. Gunger Tezel, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1970.