25 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMPHORA
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) high
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Many of these types of brightly colored faience vessels were ritually damaged before burial, hence the hole in the bottom of the present example. A large number of these vases were found during excavations for the foundation for a hospital in Alexandra in the mid 20th century (A. Caubet and G. Pierrat-Bonnefois, Faïences de l’antiquité. De l’Égypte, p. 185).
with Re Entombed, Melbourne.
Joseph Liciardino, Melbourne , acquired from the above, 1981.
with BC Gallery, Melbourne.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2013.
Hauntingly lifelike, these remarkable portraits were positioned over the heads of mummies and wrapped in place almost 2,000 yea..
The legends of the sky god who lost an eye, the unborn child who was sewn into his father’s thigh, and more