• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 3

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN ALABASTER VESSELS

    PROBABLY OLD KINGDOM, CIRCA 2600-2200 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN ALABASTER VESSELS
    PROBABLY OLD KINGDOM, CIRCA 2600-2200 B.C.
    Including an ovoid alabaster vase with slightly everted rim, 13 cm. high; five other alabaster vessels and a cup, 9.5 cm high max.; and a grey stone inscribed jar, probably not ancient, 14 cm. high (7)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.


    Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten Bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, no. 708.