8 June 2001
AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY JAR
Predynastic Period, Circa 3000 B.C.
Ovoid in shape on a flat base, with an articulated lip and three pierced triangular lug-handles, decorated with six rush lines near the mouth, two rows of mountains, one with a row of "SS" bird designs, and two groups of flamingos
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) high
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For similar examples see nos. 864 and 866 in Payne, Catalogue of the Predynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum.
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Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
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