26 - 27 October 2004
A LARGE ANATOLIAN POTTERY BIRD VESSEL
CIRCA 1500-1300 B.C.
The stylized bird with ovoid body on a flaring foot, with narrow horizontal tail, pierced eyes and nostrils and opening on top of head, the red slip with traces of black-painted zigzag and chevron decoration
10 3/8 in. (27 cm.) high
Sotheby's New York, 20 June 1990, lot 127.
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 48; and Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 20.
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