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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 232

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR

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

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    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1479-1425 B.C.
    The tall elongated body in two parts, with rounded shoulder and tapered to a pointed base, with twin vestigial inverted 'V' handles on the shoulder, rim missing, 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high; a group of Egyptian scarabs and glazed composition amulets including a turquoise Girdle of Isis or tyet amulet, four djed-pillars, a wadj-sceptre, a wedjat-eye and another of multiple form, a Horus falcon amulet, a figure of kneeling Shu and a Ptah figure, Late Period-Ptolemaic, circa 6th-1st Century B.C.; and a large frit scarab, 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) long max.(a lot)


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    Item one: for a similar complete jar, cf. exhibition catalogue, Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom 1558-1085 B.C., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1982, pp. 131-132, no. 126. It is suggested that these jars may have been used to pour spiced liquids or to contain perfume. Also, cf. D. C. Patch, Reflections of Greatness, Pittsburgh, 1990, p. 57, no. 42, for the lower half of a simliar 'cosmetic vessel'.
    See illustration on page 169 for part lot.

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    Provenance

    English private collection, acquired by the present owner's great grandfather whose collection was formed in the late 19th Century.


    Saleroom Notice

    The catalogue note should read: See illustration on page 171 for part lot.