Auction 106
By Bertolami Fine Art
Apr 22, 2022
London, Italy
22 aprile 2022 ore 12:00 CEST (11:00 BST)
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LOT 3:

EGYPTIAN GLAZED NILE PERCH-SHAPED FLASK 
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1549 - 1292 BC 

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EGYPTIAN GLAZED NILE PERCH-SHAPED FLASK 
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1549 - 1292 BC 
length cm 11,5 

Polychrome glazed vessel in the form of a fish, a Nile perch. The body is decorated with simple festoons in two groups of white and blue lines followed by yellow lines. The tail, the dorsal fin and the front fins decorations are in blue and yellow. A yellow thread outlines the mouth. The eyes are white with the pupils represented by blue spirals. Similar comparison in glass in the British Museum (EA55193).
The fish is intact, not assembled from several fragments, but extremely fragile with a limestone untouched patina.

Provenance. English private collection; in the collection of O. Burchard, Zurich, until 1983; formerly part of the collection of M. Hess, Basel - Hotel Jura.

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