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 Petrie. Stone and Metal Vases. London 1937.
The shape is close to item no. 91, pl. XI, in: William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Stone and Metal Vases. London 1937. Without further description.
Egyptian, 5th to 11th Dynasty, 2500-2055 BC
H. 3.9 cm (1.5 in)
D. rim 4.9 cm (1.9 in)
D. foot 4 cm (1.6 in)
Very small chips on the base, otherwise intact. The wall with several thin crazes. Upper side of the rim with minor wear. Inscribed underneath with 258150 AR. (P.H.)
Swiss private collection, acquired at Sotheby's London, December 1981 sale, lot no. 675.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed