• 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 5

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN MINIATURE STONE VESSELS

    OLD KINGDOM-THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 2100-664 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN MINIATURE STONE VESSELS
    OLD KINGDOM-THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 2100-664 B.C.
    Including an Egyptian anhydrite vessel, Middle Kingdom, circa 1850 B.C., 4 cm. high; a Predynastic miniature alabaster twin handled jar, circa 3100 B.C., 4 cm. high; another similar in limestone, circa 3100 B.C.; a black stone cosmetic jar, New Kingdom, 8 cm. high; a Late Old Kingdom alabaster cylindrical jar with flaring everted rim, circa 2100 B.C., 8 cm. high; and a fragmentary cosmetic(?) vessel with relief vestigial handles, early 1st Millennium B.C., 8.5 cm. high (6)


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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.