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Ancient Persian Bronze Age Grey Pottery Jug - 1000 Bc For Sale
A well provenanced, ancient, dark grey, ribbed potteryvessel from the Persian Empire, dating to approximately the 1st millennium B.C.
A beautifullydark grey,globularvessel. Withbulbous, biconical body,wide neck, everted mouth, and flattened circular base.Two small, pierced,implied lug handles sit on either side of the pots shoulder. Long curvingridges have been carefully modeled into the pots shoulders to create a ribbed design.
Condition: Excellent.Intact. Unrestored.
For vessels ofsimilar types please see T. S. Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 1992.
Provenance: Ex-Collection of Bonar Sykes (1922 - 1999.) Grandson of Conservative prime minister Andrew Bonar Law (1922 - 1923,) Godson of Rudyard Kipling and Son of key RAF founding member, Sir Frederick Sykes. Sykes enjoyed several illustrious and varied careers, as World War II Royal Navy Officer, Head of Chancery at the British Embassy in Tehran (1961 - 1965,) High Sheriff of Wiltshire and president of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Married to Mary Phipps (1923 - 2002) daughter of Frances Ward and Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Clare Edmund Phipps.
Sykes left Etonand joined the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant, where he took part in both the infamous D-day landings and the Battle of Walcheren Causeway. After the war he went on to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Queens College, Oxford. He began his career at the foreign office in 1949, eventually moving to Tehran in the early 1960's as Head of Chancery, where he built up an eclectic collection of ancient Near Eastern ceramics. Sykes love of cultural heritage was also born out through the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society as the longest serving president (1975 - 1985.)
ArtAncient are pleased to offer a few select artifacts from this well provenanced and fascinating collection, of which this piece is one.
For the Society Of Antiquaries full Obituary of Mr Sykes please consult the following link
Please note: this is a genuine ancient vessel offered for sale without reserve to promote our other antiquities and ancient bronze, silver and gold coins.
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