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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR

OLD KINGDOM, 5TH DYNASTY, REIGN OF DJEDKARA, 2414-2375 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
OLD KINGDOM, 5TH DYNASTY, REIGN OF DJEDKARA, 2414-2375 B.C.
8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high
Provenance
Omar Pacha Sultan, Cairo.
Collection de Feu Omar Pacha Sultan Le Caire, Paris, 1929, no. 134, pl. XVII.
with Galerie Samarcande, Paris, acquired by 2004.
Antiquities, Christie's, New York, 10 December 2004, lot 345.

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The body incised with finely-carved hieroglyphs, reading, "The King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Djed-Ka-Ra, may he live forever!"

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