4 June 2015
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN OLD BABYLONIAN POTTERY JAR
CIRCA EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Light grey in color, of slightly tapering cylindrical form, with a wide neck and a rounded overhanging rim, the underside recessed, with four vertical pierced lugs on the shoulders and corresponding pierced holes below, with incised geometric ornament including a band on the body divided into four zones, two containing two ducks in profile to the right
4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) high
with Elias S. David (1891-1969), New York; thence by descent.
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For a similar example see no. 108 in P. Amiet and D. Arnaud, Sumer, Assur, Babylone, Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Musée de Bagdad.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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