• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 4925

    Antiquities

    26 April 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 180

    A TEPE SIALK PAINTED POTTERY SPOUTED VESSEL

    CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A TEPE SIALK PAINTED POTTERY SPOUTED VESSEL
    CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.
    The globular body with short 'cock-comb' spout and knopped loop handle, decorated in reddish-brown with feathered bands with trio of pendant triangles, concentric bands of rays and geometric decoration, cross-hatching and chequered lozenges around spout base, dots on rim and handle, wave pattern on neck, cross-hatched triangles on spout, cross on base
    8¼ in. (20.7 cm.) high


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    For similar cf. P. Amiet, Art of the Ancient Near East, New York, 1980, p. 419, no. 641.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Switzerland, 1985.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Paris, 13 February 2002, lot 385.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Exhibited

    Zurich, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau Kartause Ittingen, Vom Euphrat zum Nil: Kunst aus den Alten Agypten und Vorderasien, 1985.