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LOT 0048

Sold for (Inc. bp): £6,240

VERY LARGE CYPRIOT BICHROME WARE POTTERY AMPHORA
IRON AGE, CYPRO-GEOMETRIC, 950-850 B.C.
23 1/4 in. (10.45 kg, 59 cm).

Of oblate profile with narrow base, two lateral loop handles to the shoulder, broad neck and flared rim to the mouth; painted bands of circumferential geometric ornament, linear with interstitial concentric circles; repaired. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Ex Barbara Gersch collection, California, USA, acquired in 1993.
Acquired from Bonhams, London, 24 October 2012, no.59.
From an important Cambridgeshire estate; thence by descent.

Accompanied by a copy of the relevant Bonhams catalogue pages and the original lot tag.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.12048-212118.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Cypriot Antiquities in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1981, pp.55-56, nos.540-542, for similar types.

CONDITION