Egyptian Alabaster Vessel

SKU: MS.0064

Origin: Egypt
Circa:  Predynastic to Early Dynastic Period, Naqada III - 1st Dynasty, 3200 BC to 2750 BC
Dimensions: 6.375" Height (17.8 cm)
Medium: Alabaster

Of tapering cylindrical form, with flat base, rounded lip and small twin vestigial handles.

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

The rim with area of restoration, number of fine stable stress lines running vertically from the rim onto the upper body. Very minor pitting to the lower body. Base with inked label '144'.

P. Günther and R. Wellauer, Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn, Ägyptologische Hefte des Orientalischen Seminars der Universität Zürich, 1988, p. 64, pl. 43, no. 150.



Egyptian Alabaster Vessel


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