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Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Porphyry Vessel

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Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Porphyry Vessel
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Egypt, end of the Pre-dynastic Period, beginning of the Thinite Period ca. 3100 to 2900 BCE. A beautiful globular vase with a perfectly rounded bottom presenting a simple and elegant design. It was cut from a single block of black and red speckled diorite. The circular opening has a wide, flat lip while the neck is broad and very short. The cylindrical lug handles are drilled from both sides and are precisely positioned opposite each other on the vessel’s shoulder. The interior is well hollowed out, conforming in shape to the outer contour and is unpolished, leaving multiple horizontal grooves, the marks left by the tools used to work the piece. Size: 5.5" in diameter x 3" H (14 cm x 7.6 cm)

Provenance: ex- private Quinn collection, Los Angeles, California, USA; private New Jersey collection, purchased from a private collector in the 1990s, acquired from East Coast Collection1970s

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#157219
Condition
Small section of one handle reattached, else intact and quite excellent. One of the finest examples we have handled!
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Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Porphyry Vessel

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
Nov 19, 2020
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Egypt, end of the Pre-dynastic Period, beginning of the Thinite Period ca. 3100 to 2900 BCE. A beautiful globular vase with a perfectly rounded bottom presenting a simple and elegant design. It was cut from a single block of black and red speckled diorite. The circular opening has a wide, flat lip while the neck is broad and very short. The cylindrical lug handles are drilled from both sides and are precisely positioned opposite each other on the vessel’s shoulder. The interior is well hollowed out, conforming in shape to the outer contour and is unpolished, leaving multiple horizontal grooves, the marks left by the tools used to work the piece. Size: 5.5" in diameter x 3" H (14 cm x 7.6 cm)

Provenance: ex- private Quinn collection, Los Angeles, California, USA; private New Jersey collection, purchased from a private collector in the 1990s, acquired from East Coast Collection1970s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#157219
Condition
...
Small section of one handle reattached, else intact and quite excellent. One of the finest examples we have handled!

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