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Egyptian long-necked flask, 18th dynasty, 1567-1320 BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1294583
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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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. Stone and Metal Vases. London 1937. 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. Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels. Materials and Forms. Heidelberg 1994.
Also, Petrie UC41417
Mottled alabaster
Egyptian, 18th Dynasty, 1567-1320 BC
H. 5.3 cm (2.1 in)
D. belly 4.9 cm (1.9 in)
D. rim 4.35 cm (1.7 in)
Small fragment at rim reconstituted, tiny missing portion. Otherwise fine condition.
Swiss private collection, acquired at Sotheby's London, December 1981 sale, lot no. 675.

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