• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 82

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER 'DUMMY' JAR WITH CARTOUCHE OF TUTHMOSIS III

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1479-1425 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER 'DUMMY' JAR WITH CARTOUCHE OF TUTHMOSIS III
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1479-1425 B.C.
    The gently flaring sides with slightly rounded foot and rim, the hieroglyphs inlaid with 'Egyptian blue' reading "beloved of Hathor, Mistress of Gebelein, the good god, Men-kheper-re, given life"
    3 in. (7.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Dutch private collection; acquired between 1950-1960.