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Egyptian limestone cylinder jar, 1st to 4th dynasty, 3100-2500 BC

Egyptian limestone cylinder jar, 1st to 4th dynasty, 3100-2500 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1294582
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $650.00 
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. Zurich 1988.
The sides close to shape K, pl. XIII, in: William Matthew Flinders. Stone and Metal Vases. London 1937.
Ochre limestone. The color reminds of Aston’s 'pink and yellow limestone, type C‘, used during Predynastic times to 3rd Dynasty.
Egyptian, 1st to 4th Dynasty, 3100-2500 BC
H. 5.2 cm (2 in)
D. rim 4.5 cm (1.8 in)
Excellent state of preservation. Small chip out of the rim, crazes along the body.
Swiss private collection, acquired at Sotheby's London, December 1981 sale, lot no. 675.

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