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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER SQUAT JAR

    PREDYNASTIC-EARLY DYNASTIC, CIRCA 3000 B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER SQUAT JAR
    PREDYNASTIC-EARLY DYNASTIC, CIRCA 3000 B.C.
    With rounded body, gently sloping shoulders and curved rim; an alabaster footed chalice, the bulbous body with tall neck and small horizontal rim, circa 1550-1200 B.C., both 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high; an alabaster jar of tapering form, possibly First Intermediate Period, 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high; an alabaster bowl with flat base, 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) diam.; and a red pottery pyriform jar with grooved encircling bands below the rim, New Kingdom, circa 1479-1292 B.C., 8 in. (20.4 cm.) high (5)


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    Provenance

    Items three and four: private collection, sold Christie's London, 11 July 1990, part lot 411.
    German private collection, formed in the late 1980s/early 1990s.