6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 11,875
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).
Estate of B.F. Hooker, 1956.
Collecton of Mrs. J.D. Rockefeller.
By descent to the current owner.
PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COMPOSER