Large Pre Dynastic Black topped Red-ware Jar

 

14876. Large Pre Dynastic Black topped Red-ware Jar

Naqada I, circa 4000 to 3500 BC.

A large and impressive offering vessel of deep rounded oviud form with flat base and curved side walls. Rich red burnished surface and oxidized black at top.
Size 8-7/8 inches (22.5cm.) Height. Condition: Intact with 3 inch crack stabalized from rim.

Cf. Brooklyn Museum, Pre dynastic and Archaic Egypt, no. 4. and Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale no 3.

Provenance: Ex private collection U. H., Rhineland; ex Kunsthaus am Museum, Cologne, sold at auction on November 19, 1977, No. 478, as from the Theobald Haniel Collection, Switzerland.

Original Price: $4,400

Special Price: $3,650

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