• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 357

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER ALABASTRON

    CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER ALABASTRON
    CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    With twin vestigial handles and thick disc rim, 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high; and two Egyptian alabaster kohl jars, both with ovoid bodies and everted feet, disc lids with central protrusions to fit into mouth, Late Period, 7th-4th Century B.C., 2 1/8 in. (5.2 cm.) high max. (3)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Henry Wallis R.W.S. (1830-1916).