9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 11,250
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A GREEK FAIENCE FIGURAL ARYBALLOS
CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.
In the form of a hedgehog, turquoise in color with black details, incised crosshatching for the spines, with elongated ears, bulging eyes, and a protruding nose, indentations for the nostrils, vertical incisions for the forepaws, the body on a broad base, the flat disk rim with a supporting strap handle
2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
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Japanese Private Collection, early 1980s.
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