11 December 2003
AN ANATOLIAN POTTERY VESSEL
Hacilar Region, Chalcolithic Period, Circa 5th Millennium B.C.
The biconical body oval in cross-section, extending to points on either side, with a slightly flaring cylindrical neck, on a flat base, with a single lug on the shoulder and two on the neck, decorated in burnished red in sections of zigzagging, concentric U's and waves, an incised vertical groove on one shoulder
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
European Private Collection, 1980s.
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A Thermoluminescence Analysis Report confirming its age accompanies this lot.
Kept under wraps for almost a century, this superb collection comes into the light with its sale at Christie's in Paris on 30 October
The theoretical physicist’s PhD thesis, key papers, wheelchair and more, offered in a special online sale at Christie's