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Greek Neolithic pottery cup, ex. Erlenmeyer Collection

£800.00

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A rare burnished pottery cup with a streaked slip surface and fine tapering base.

Culture
Greek, early Neolithic, Corinth or Sesklo, c. 5400-3300 BC

Size
6.1 x 9 cms

Condition
Minor chipping on the rim, some surface accretions (mainly to the interior)

Provenance
Ex. private collection, London, UK; acquired from Helios Gallery in November 2000. Formerly in the collection of Professor Hans (1900-1967) and Marie-Louise (1912-1997) Erlenmeyer, Switzerland. The Erlenmeyer collection is widely regarded as one of the most important private academic collections of antiquities formed in the 20th Century spanning numerous West Asian as well as early Greek cultures.

Accompanied by a 1950’s-60’s hand-written note making reference to Neolithic Corinth

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