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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 215

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SQUAT JAR

    DYNASTY I-II, CIRCA 3100-2900 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SQUAT JAR
    DYNASTY I-II, CIRCA 3100-2900 B.C.
    Of broad tapered form with flat shoulder and everted rim; and a red burnished pottery flask, of slender piriform shape, the body tapered to small circular base, the neck with flared rounded rim, First-Second Intermediate Period, 2134-1520 B.C.
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam. and 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

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