An Egyptian Faience Vessel
Width 7 inches (18 cm).
Antiquities
Sale 910 - Antiquities & Ethnographic Art
Nov 1810AMCT
Live and Online / Chicago
Price Estimate
$15,000 - $25,000

Sold for $23,750

Sold prices are inclusive of Buyer’s Premium
Lot Description
An Egyptian Faience Vessel
Ptolemaic Period, 304-30 B.C.
Width 7 inches (18 cm).

Provenance: 
Private Collection, Europe, prior to 1986. 
Edward H. Merrin Gallery, by 1986. 
Private Collection, New York, 1986-2021.

Published:
Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York, The Majesty of Ancient Egypt and the Classical World (Exhibition Catalogue), 1986, p.31.

Note: 
The distinctive globular shape with cylindrical lug-handles mimics Pre-dynastic and Old Kingdom vessels while the scale-pattern decoration (stylized grapes?) occurs mostly in the Ptolemaic period. Comparable decoration is also attested in Nubian faience and terracotta vessels.
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