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An Egyptian limestone squat jar
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An Egyptian limestone squat jar
Early Dynastic Period, 1st-2nd Dynasty, circa 3000-2650 B.C.
Of ovoid form, with broad flat rim and two pierced horizonal lug handles, 10.5cm high
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Provenance:
Peter Cecil Wilson (1913-1984) Collection, acquired on the London art market in the 1970s; thence by decent. Peter Wilson, an Intelligence officer during World War II, was the charismatic chairman of Sotheby's from 1958-1980. He was responsible for transforming the fortunes of Sotheby's and arguably the art trade as a whole.
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An Egyptian limestone squat jar

Estimate £6,000 - £8,000
Jul 07, 2022
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0052: An Egyptian limestone squat jar

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Est. £6,000 - £8,000Starting Price £4,800
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Lot 0052 Details

Description
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An Egyptian limestone squat jar
Early Dynastic Period, 1st-2nd Dynasty, circa 3000-2650 B.C.
Of ovoid form, with broad flat rim and two pierced horizonal lug handles, 10.5cm high
Footnotes:
Provenance:
Peter Cecil Wilson (1913-1984) Collection, acquired on the London art market in the 1970s; thence by decent. Peter Wilson, an Intelligence officer during World War II, was the charismatic chairman of Sotheby's from 1958-1980. He was responsible for transforming the fortunes of Sotheby's and arguably the art trade as a whole.

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