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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    AN EGYPTIAN SERPENTINE KOHL VESSEL

    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN SERPENTINE KOHL VESSEL
    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.
    In three parts, the ovoid body on a ring foot, the separately-made disk rim with a tapering mouth, the lid with a central projection on the underside conforming to the vessel mouth, the outer edges bevelled
    3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high with lid


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, since the 1950s.