29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,250
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
AN EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC BLACK-TOPPED RED WARE JAR
NAQADA I-II, EARLY 4TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
The conical body with gently flared lip
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high
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Formerly in a German private collection, acquired in the 1950s-1960s.
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