25 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
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.
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