• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 172

    AN EGYPTIAN GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION NEW YEAR FLASK

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION NEW YEAR FLASK
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The compressed globular flask with papyrus-columned neck to which two seated baboons are attached, the shoulder decorated with a broad floral collar
    5 in. (13 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in an American collection, acquired in the early 1960s.