18 October 2005
AN EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC SERPENTINE JAR
CIRCA 3200 B.C.
The ovoid body with low foot, flat, flaring rim, and twin horizontal pierced lug handles
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high
André Birchers collection; reputedly found at Abydos, 1869.
Wilhelm Horn (1870-1959); acquired in 1932 from Dr Hartmann, Cairo.
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