Egyptian Black Steatite jar

SKU: MS.0142

Origin: Egypt
Circa: Early Dynastic Period, First Dynasty, 3000 BC to 2750 BC
Dimensions: 4.25" (10.8 cm) height
Medium: Steatite

With tapering sides.


Fine Arts from the Collection of the Late Josef Muller of Solthurn, Switzerland; Christie's, London, 14 June 1978, lot 200 (part lot). Michael Rice collection, UK

With two stable cracks, on unillustrated side, one curving from rim downwards approx. 5 cm., another running from the first's mid-point up to the rim. Overall with minor worn surface nicks, abrasions and weathering, particularly around rim and foot. '200/2' 14/6/78' inked on round sticker on base.

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