A RARE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ALABASTER JUGLET

A RARE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ALABASTER JUGLET


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1277946
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Late Bronze Age IIA-B ; c. 1450-1200 BC

An imitation of Mycenaean forms, this juglet is expertly carved for use as a container for perfume or other ointments. Comprised of a tapering body on a flatted base, the neck is flared and with a small handle carved from rim to shoulder.

In excellent and original condition. An extremely rare example.

A similar example can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (Accession number 74.51.5085)

11.10 x 6.80 cm (4.37 x 2.68 inches); base diameter 2.9 cm (1.14 inches)

Certificate of Authenticity and Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Karageorghis, Vassos, Dr. Joan R. Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 114, p. 72, (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.)

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Based on Mycenaean forms, examples of similar alabaster vessels can be found throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and the Levant.