Item Description: A smooth grey pottery vessel with one handle, apparently unadorned. Intact with one chip missing from the lip (and smoothed by age), as can be seen in photos.
The vessel is encrusted with dirt and has other surface wear commensurate with great age. Old sticker residue on one side of the shoulder. Pictured next to a 5.25-inch tall mason jar for scale. Item size: approx 5.5 inches tall x 5 inches in diameter. Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum.
From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter.
Im Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcels extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I worked with Marcel summers and in college. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic.Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary (a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. The item "ANCIENT NEAR EAST BRONZE AGE GREY POTTERY JAR VESSEL INTACT CA 1000 BCE #4" is in sale since Saturday, October 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Near Eastern".collection" and is located in Eagle, Idaho. This item can be shipped worldwide.