Egyptian Alabaster Jar

SKU: MS.0136

Origin: Egypt
Circa: Old Kingdom, 4th to 6th Dynasty, 2613 BC to 2181 BC
Dimensions: 5.5" Height (14 cm)
Medium: Alabaster

The truncated balustrade shaped vessel, with short cylindrical neck, an everted flat rim, and rounded shoulders taper to a flat base. The structure of the alabaster shows a lovely calcite and crystal structure with a single beautiful vein. 


Alton Edward Mills (1882-1970), Switzerland; and thence by descent to the present owner

Intact with no repair or restoration. Red veining to the alabaster, around body and through the flat rim. Patches of surface pitting overall and speckled dark brown surface dirt encrustation. Paper label on underside of base ink inscribed reading "IV Dyn. 16".

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