30 May 1997,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 3,450
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A BABYLONIAN POTTERY JAR
circa early 2nd millennium b.c.
Light gray in color, of slightly tapering cylindrical form, with wide neck and rounded, overhanging rim, the rounded bottom recessed at the base, 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, one containing a boat and one a duck in profile to the right
4¼in. (10.8cm.) high
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For a similar example see no. 108 in Amiet and Arnaud, Sumer, Assur, Babylone, Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Musée de Bagdad.
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