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Early Cycladic I-II, circa 3000 – 2800 BC
Fine grained, black veined marble.
H 12 cm

Rounded body with small shoulder and four lug handles; slightly conical, short neck and short foot. Small areas of modern infill to the rim, lugs broken already in antiquity. The drilling of one lug was not aligned precisely enough, resulting in the need for re-drilling as shown on this example.


P. Getz-Gentle, Stone Vessels of the Cyclades in the Early Bronze Age, Pennsylvania, 1996, p. 337, pl. 6d, p. 14, fig. 8.

Antiquities auction sale, Christie's, London, 1 October 2015, lot 77.


Collection N. K. (1910-1996), Paris and Geneva, acquired in the 1960s; then family property.

Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate.

€ 12.500