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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 214

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER UNGUENT JAR

    DYNASTY V-DYNASTY XI, CIRCA 2494-1991 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER UNGUENT JAR
    DYNASTY V-DYNASTY XI, CIRCA 2494-1991 B.C.
    With a broad flattened rim, flared foot and a slender concave cylindrical body
    3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high


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    For a similar unguent jar with the name of Pepi I, cf. exhibition catalogue, Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, New York, 1999, p. 448, no. 172.

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    Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).