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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BALSAMARIUM, EX. SOTHEBYS

AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BALSAMARIUM, EX. SOTHEBYS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1333330
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A rare pale blue faience balsamarium in the form of a seated baboon on a support and drinking from a small cup held to the snout, with ribbed mane, convex circular eyes and with high conical mouth. 26th/30th Dynasty, 664-342 B.C. , 4 inches high with losses as shown. Ex. Sothebys, NY. Probably used to hold cosmetics or perfumes.