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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER HIGH-NECKED AMPHORA

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER HIGH-NECKED AMPHORA
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
    Ovoid in form with a tall, slightly waisted neck, the everted rim rounded, on a disk foot, the vertical loop handles emerging from below the shoulders, an incised band at the base of the neck, a depression on each shoulder where the stone drill hit when hollowing the handles
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high


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    There is a similar vessel, though slightly larger, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (accession no. 72.554).

    Provenance

    Estate of B.F. Hooker, 1956.
    Collecton of Mrs. J.D. Rockefeller.
    By descent to the current owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COMPOSER