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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 218

    THREE EGYPTIAN ALABASTER MINIATURE JARS

    OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY VI, CIRCA 2345-2181 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    THREE EGYPTIAN ALABASTER MINIATURE JARS
    OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY VI, CIRCA 2345-2181 B.C.
    Comprising an ovoid jar, 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) high; a cylindrical gently tapered jar, 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high; a small flared jar, ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) high, probably from a model set of funerary offerings; and an alabaster cosmetic dish with vestigial duck-headed rim supports and short handle, New Kingdom, circa 1550-1070 B.C., 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

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