Ancient Persian Near Eastern Geometric Pottery Bowl Vessel - 2nd Millennium Bc For Sale
A well provenanced ancient potteryvessel from the Persian Empire, dating to approximately the 2nd millennium B.C.
A buff colored, painted bowl with bulbous body, carinated shoulder and everted rim.Two small, pierced,implied lug handles on either side of the pots shoulder. The body decorated with geometric patterns, painted in black. The exterior of the neck with linear decorations and square designs, the interior adorned with wave like undulating patterns. The base withprotruding circular foot.
Height: 5 inches.
Condition: Excellent. Age related encrustation. Unrestored
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 linkAuthenticity
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