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Museum quality large Egyptian Early Stone jar, 4th.-3rd. millenium BC

Museum quality large Egyptian Early Stone jar, 4th.-3rd. millenium BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1410094
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AN EGYPTIAN FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE JAR, PRE OR EARLY DYNASTY PERIODS, 4TH.-EARLY 3RD. MILLENIUM BC.

A very rare and unsually large stone jar, cream in colour with greyish and black inclusions.

Cylindrical jar with a wide disc-rim; the exterior with a slightly waisted profile and with vertical interior walls. Very rarely seen form in limestone, normally these larger shapes are in alabaster, such a beautiful and harder stone would have been valued higher in antiquity.

Size: ca. 16 cm. tall, 9,3 cm. over the wide rim, massive piece weighing c. 1,4 kilograms.

The vessel is extremely attractive, aweseome colour of the stone, with a fantastic web of fine fossil and tuff inclusions. Deep ancient patina.

Condition: Choice! fine wear and few smaller ancient dings or bumps, but completely intact and rare as such.

Provenance: Jytte Soelberg Private Collection, bought in the 1970-1980 from much older collection of a Danish Engineer, travelling in Egypt in the 1950s.