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Egyptian banded alabaster mortar, late period, ca. 664â332 BC

Egyptian banded alabaster mortar, late period, ca. 664–332 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1320383
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Carved alabaster mortar with straight sides and two lugs on either side of the flat-topped rim. The lug handles end vertically and are rounded below.
Shallow internal base sunk to about two thirds of the vessel’s height.
For a comparable example, cf. item no. 200 in: Barbara G. Aston. Ancient Egyptian Stone vessels. Materials and Forms. Heidelberg 1994.
For the general discussion of mortars, cf. p. 15 and 25, pl. XXXVIII, lots 981-983 in: W. F. Flinders Petrie. Stone and Metal Vases. London 1937.
Horizontally banded stone covered by a noteworthy dendrite patina.
Egyptian, Late Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664–332 BC
H. 8.2 cm (3.2 in)
W. across lugs 12.1 cm (4.75 in)
Hollowed depth 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
Intact, fine condition.
Hessian private collection F. S., acquired during the 1960ies to 1970ies.

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