A Coptic painted pottery jar

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Lot 243
A Coptic painted pottery jar

£ 1,500 - 2,000
US$ 1,900 - 2,500
A Coptic painted pottery jar
Egypt, circa 4th-6th Century A.D.
The piriform body decorated in black and red with a frieze of ducks, running above a wavy line to denote water, a frieze of fish below, with a band of squares and a line with scrolls at the shoulder, a band of boxed crosses beneath the 'water' line, and plain bands below the fish, on a wide splayed foot and with a small everted rim, 19.8cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Bernard Gantner (b. 1928) collection, acquired ca. 1960s-1970s, housed at Musée Gantner since 1993.
    Collection du Musée Gantner; Osenat, Lachapelle-sous-Chaux, 19 January 2014.
    Private collection, Monaco.
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