Egyptian Alabaster Jar

SKU: MS.0123

Origin: Egypt
Circa: Early Dynastic Period to Old Kingdom, 2nd to 4th Dynasty, 2750 BC to 2450 BC
Dimensions: 2.375" Height (6 cm)
Medium: Alabaster

The squat vessel, in an opaque creamy alabaster, with wide mouth, rounded shoulder tapering to a flat base, with separate disc rim.

Dr. Rudolf Schmidt (1900-1970) collection, Solothurn, thence by descent to the present owner

The rim does not belong to the vessel.
Vessel: intact. A flaked chip approx. 1.5 cm. long max. just under the shoulder otherwise in good condition.
Rim: with hairline fracture. Various flaked chips to edge. Light dirt encrustation.

P. Günther and R. Wellauer, Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn, Ägyptologische Hefte des Orientalischen Seminars der Universität Zürich, 1988, p. 69, pl. 45, no 165.


Late Dynastic

Egyptian Alabaster Jar

Late Dynastic

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