11 December 2003
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE VASE
Ptolemaic Period, Circa 3rd-1st Century B.C.
Turquoise green in color, the ovoid body with an off-set foot and tall neck flaring to a thin lip, decorated with a faint foliate pattern on the neck, a band of ten-petal rosettes on the shoulders, and scrolling ivy on the body, the shoulders further adorned with three mold-made Bes-mask appliqués
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1988, lot 32.
with Galerie Nefer, Zürich, 1990 (Catalogue 8, no. 44, p. 41).
with H.A.C. Kunst der Antike, Basel, 1993.
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For a related example see pp. 260-262, fig. 26, pls. 9 and 48 in M.-D. Nenna and M. Seif el-Din, La Vaisselle en faïence d'Époque Gréco-Romaine.
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