Naqada II - Thinite Period c. 3500 – 2900 BC
Height 9.1 cm
PROVENANCE: Private collection of C.P., Barcelona. Acquired in the Paris art market. Private collection of Sr. Bouvier, Switzerland, 1959. Acquired 1930 - 1960 from the antiquities dealer, Nicolas Tano, in Cairo, Alexandria, by Maurice Bouivier (1901 - 1981).
For the majority of his working life, Maurice Bouvier, a lawyer from the Jura region of France, works at the University of Alexandria where he teaches law between 1930 and 1960. He nurtures his love for antique and Muslim civilisation in
Egypt where he starts to collect, acquiring objects from simple peddlers or occasional
vendors as well as from Cairo and Alexandria’s greatest antique dealers.
During these years, he acquires various types of artefacts: Oushebtis, Coptic era
terra cottas terra cottas, Islamic textiles, bronzes or jewellery.
CONDITION: In a good state of preservation, without restoration. The stone has a beautifully polished surface.
This elongated or “barrel” globular vase with a flat rounded bottom has a simple and elegant design. It was cut from a finely polished block of limestone. The circular opening has a wide, flat lip while the neck, practically non-existent, is wide and very short. The handles, resembling cylindrical ears, are drilled from both sides and are precisely positioned opposite each other on the vessel’s shoulder. The interior is well hollowed out, conforming in shape to the outer contour and is unpolished, leaving multiple horizontal grooves, the marks left by the tools used to work the piece.
The seller guarantees that he acquired this piece according to all national and international laws related to the ownership of cultural property. Provenance statement seen by Catawiki.
The seller will take care that any necessary permits, like an export license will be arranged, he will inform the buyer about the status of it if this takes more than a few days.
According to Spanish legislation, items sent outside the European Union are subject to export taxes and will be added to the invoice, at the buyer's expense. These export fees are fixed on the final auction price and the tax rate is not applied directly on the total value of the item to be exported, but rather the different percentages by sections are applied to it:
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- Ancient Egyptian
- Predynastic - Thinite Period White and fine Limesto Jar Vase - ex. NICOLAS TANO, Cairo, 1930 - 1960.
- Century/ Timeframe
- Naqada II - Thinite Period c. 3500 – 2900 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo