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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 213

    TWO EGYPTIAN STONE COSMETIC JARS

    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII, 1991-1786 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO EGYPTIAN STONE COSMETIC JARS
    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII, 1991-1786 B.C.
    Each with flat base and gently flaring cylindrical body with flat everted rim, one in alabaster the other in speckled limestone
    3¼ in. (8.1 cm.) and 3 in. (7.1 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Item two, cf. J. Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, Cambridge, 1988, no. 148, pl. 148a for similar.

    Special Notice

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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).