PREDYNASTIC EGYPTIAN BLACK-TOPPED POTTERY JAR
The coiled-formed vessel has a highy burnished, reddish surface made with a thin iron oxide slip. The black-toned upper mouth and rim were formed by placing the top in an oxygen-deprived environment.
Naqada II period, ca. 3650–3300 BC
Intact, 12.1 x 8.1 cm (4 3⁄4 x 3 3/16")
With Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 28-29, 1959, lot 91. Thence Rhode Island private collection of Dr. R. LeBaron Bowen, Jr., thence by descent.
BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020)
Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.6
Metropolitan Museum of Art acc. no.36.1.4