4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 8,125
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A LEVANTINE FAIENCE LIDDED JAR
CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Ovoid in form, tapering towards the flat base, with twin perforated horizontal lug handles and a flat disk rim, the top of the lid rounded with a wide rectangular horizontal perforation, the underside bevelled to conform to the vessel rim
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) tall
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French Private Collection, 1980.
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