AN EGYPTIAN GNEISS SINGLE-HANDLED JAR
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AN EGYPTIAN GNEISS SINGLE-HANDLED JAR

EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3000-2650 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN GNEISS SINGLE-HANDLED JAR
EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3000-2650 B.C.
12 ¼ in. (31.3 cm.) high
Provenance
with E. Ascher, Paris, prior to 1952.
Dr. Rudolf Schmidt (1900-1970), Solothurn, acquired 20th June 1952; thence by descent.
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Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
P. Günther and R. Wellauer, Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn, Ägyptologische Hefte des Orientalischen Seminars der Universität Zürich, 1988, p. 58, pl. 16, 41, no. 134.
M. Page-Gasser and A. Wiese, Ägypten. Augenblicke der Ewigkeit, Mainz, 1997, p. 46-48, no. 25b.
A. Wiese, Ägypten, Orient und die Schweizer Moderne. Die Sammlung Rudolf Schmidt (1900–1970), Basel, 2011, p. 15-32, fig. 18.


For an alabaster vessel of similar shape from Saqqara, dated to the 3rd Dynasty, cf. A. El-Khouli, Egyptian Stone Vessels. Predynastic Period to Dynasty III, vol. 1, Mainz, 1978, p. 326, no. 2239, pl. 154.

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