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LOT 0942

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,500 - 3,500
EUR (€) 2,990 - 4,180
USD ($) 3,400 - 4,770

Opening Bid
£2,500 (EUR 2,989; USD 3,404) (+bp*)

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Holy Land Chocolate-on-White Ware Jar

Early 17th-14th century BC

An exceptional terracotta chocolate-on-white ware jug or jar with carinated body, cylindrical neck, integral m-section handle to one side, everted rim and discoid foot, circumferential chocolate-brown or red-brown painted wavy band between plain borders at the shoulder, solid-fill chevrons above, two panels of four horizontal lines flanking the handle, vertical lines between plain bands around the rim. 1.9 kg, 27cm (10 3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Ex deceased gentleman by descent to family London and Geneva, pre 1988; accompanied by a positive thermoluminescence analysis report, sample no. N121m27, from Oxford Authentication and this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10997-181602.

Literature
Cf. Amiran, R., Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land, Israel, 1969, p.159, items 153 and 155, for similar.