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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR

    EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD-OLD KINGDOM, 1ST-3RD DYNASTY, CIRCA 3000-2613 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
    EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD-OLD KINGDOM, 1ST-3RD DYNASTY, CIRCA 3000-2613 B.C.
    The cylindrical vessel with thick rounded rim, with incised decoration depicting three animals, possibly two giraffes and a gazelle
    12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 1.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION, HAMBURG
    (LOTS 1-31)


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.