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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR

PREDYNASTIC - EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, NAQADA III - 1ST DYNASTY, CIRCA 3200 - 2750 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
PREDYNASTIC - EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, NAQADA III - 1ST DYNASTY, CIRCA 3200 - 2750 B.C.
Of tapering cylindrical form, with flat base, rounded lip and small twin vestigial handles
6 3/8 in. (17.8 cm.) high
Provenance
Dr. Rudolf Schmidt (1900-1970) collection, Solothurn, thence by descent to the present owner.

PUBLISHED:
P. Günther and R. Wellauer, Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn, Ägyptologische Hefte des Orientalischen Seminars der Universität Zürich, 1988, p. 64, pl. 43, no. 150.
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For similar, cf. A. El-Khouli, Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III, Mainz am Rheim, 1978, nos 1194-1199.

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