20 October 1999,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 483
GBP 250 - GBP 350
A GROUP OF CYPRIOT MAINLY BYZANTINE GLAZED POTTERY BOWLS
MAINLY CIRCA 13TH-14TH CENTURY A.D.
One on high foot with straight sides, sgraffito ware, glazed white with four incised 'eye' motifs in the tondo with zigzag band above, double vertical lines on the exterior, with highlights in green and yellow, repaired; another of similar form, white glazed; two smaller footed bowls, one yellow glazed, the other bluish-green glazed; a footed conical sgraffito dish with horizontal rim, yellow glazed with incised central four-petalled rosette, the background and rim with imbricated pattern, rim chipped and repaired; another fragmentary sgrafitto footed dish, yellow glazed with central incised rosette, highlighted in green, rim damaged; and a later yellow glazed footed bowl
8 to 4 in. (20.3 to 10.2 cm.) diam. (7)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Why was the art of the ancient Mezcala civilisation so fascinating to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine?
On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life