5 December 2012,
Price realised USD 4,375
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY JAR
PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, NAQADA II, CIRCA 3400-3300 B.C.
The ovoid vessel with twin perforated horizontal lug handles on the shoulders, on a flat base, the disk rim decorated with short lines, the body with five vertical bands, each filled with horizontal wavy lines
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high
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with Kando, Jerusalem, 1975.
A New York Private Collection; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2007, lot 1.
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
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