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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1294583
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Mottled alabaster vase with globular body, long neck and flat everted rim. The rimmed bottom with a pointed knob base.
The shape without foot is rare. The peg below may be intended to fit into a stand. For a similar bottom, cf. item no. 878, pl. XXXIV, in: William Matthew Flinders. The Funeral Furniture of Egypt. London 1935. For the footed type, cf. items nos. 846-859, pl. XXXIII, in the same as above.
For the footed type, cf. item no. 157 in: Barbara G. Aston...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1294582
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Slender concave sided beaker flaring out towards the flattened rim. Polished outside, smoothed interior with drilling traces on the bottom.
For a related shape, cf. item no. 33 in: Barbara G. Aston. Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels. Materials and Forms. Heidelberg 1994.
Close to item no. 79, p. 37-38, pl. 10 and 34, in: Peter Günther, Rudolf Wellauer, Rudolph Schmidt. Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1294581
Ostracon Ancient Art
$450.00
Tubular cosmetic vessel with pointed base and two small lug handles. The vestigial rim is marked by a groove beneath.
For a related object in the Petrie Archive, cf. item UC13276.
Banded calcite alabaster with ivory texture.
H. 8.2 cm
A small piece of rim restored, point damaged.
Swiss private collection, acquired at Sotheby's London, December 1981 sale, lot no. 675.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1294580
Ostracon Ancient Art
$780.00
Squat calcite-alabaster jar with light ivory texture. The tapering cylinder body with a flat everted rim and a flared base. Outside and inside polished, on the bottom traces of drilling.
For a related shape, cf. item no. 38, p. 105, in: Barbara G. Aston. Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels. Materials and Forms. Heidelberg 1994.
For a related object in the Petrie Archive, cf. lot UC41051.
The sides near to shape O, pl. XIII, in: William Matthew Flinders...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1292684
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,800.00
Predynastic macehead in mottled black and white diorite...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1292683
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Squat shouldered kohl vessel with separately made disk rim showing a projecting ring on the underside to fit on the vessel’s brim. The thick walled pot tapering to a flat rimmed base.
Olive-green stone with black inclusions and light crystalline areas, probably serpentine.
For similar kohl pots, cf. nos. 665 and 667, pl. XXIX, as well as no. 711, pl. XXX, in: William Matthew Flinders. The Funeral Furniture of Egypt. London 1935.
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 11th/12th Dynasty,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1267496
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Carved perfume vessel of tapering form with vestigial lug handles, incurved shoulder, short neck and flared rim.
The type is well represented during the Persian dominated 27th dynasty in Egypt, but also known throughout the Mediterranean basin.
Banded alabaster
H. 11.7 cm (4.6 in)
Graeco-Egyptian, 6th/5th century BC
Intact. Good condition with slight surface wear in places. Reddish soil deposits.
US private collection, since the 1990s (data to the buyer)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1251929
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3800.00
Rectangular mold for the confection of faience plaques of the Benu-bird or Phoenix.
The heron is depicted with a curled crest on the head. The legs are drawn up to the body and the feathers carefully indicated.
Incised keying lines on all short sides of the mold – probably to align the side panels for the cast. The Benu was associated with the sun, creation, and rebirth. The solar bird was thought to be a self-created being which had contributed to the making of the world.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1210102
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1250.00
Egyptian limestone head of a king with gently curved eyes recessed to bear inlays. The head shows a calm smile; the corners of the mouth with small cavities. The nostrils are carefully drilled; the bridge of the nose is chipped off in places. The head is wearing a wig which is topped by the annular base of a crown (?). On the forehead a square cavity to insert the uraeus.
This head is a kind of sculptor's model. For similar heads cf. London, Petrie Museum, UC14854 or Petersburg, Ermitage,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1208271
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2300.00
Sandstone sunk relief with a partly preserved hieroglyphic sequence.
The text runs from right to left and reads Asjr Hrj-jb StAyt – Osiris who is in the Hidden (i.e. in the Underworld).
Siliceous sandstone was much used during the New Kingdom, mainly under Amenhotep III. The material was often usurped during the reign of Ramses II.
Cf. D. Klemm, R. Klemm and L. Steclaci. "Die pharaonischen Steinbrüche des Silifizierten Sandsteins in Ägypten und die Herkunft der Memnon-K...