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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.

 

(#eg5548tc)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.6

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Metropolitan Museum of Art  acc. no.36.1.4