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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER SPOUTED BOWL
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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER SPOUTED BOWL

OLD KINGDOM, 4TH-6TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 2600-2181 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER SPOUTED BOWL
OLD KINGDOM, 4TH-6TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 2600-2181 B.C.
The shallow bowl with rounded sides and horizontal spout with 'V'-shaped profile
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) long
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. 15, pl. 25, no. 12.

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Lot Essay

For similar cf. an Egyptian bowl shaped alabaster lamp, 3rd Dynasty, Portland State University Middle East Studies Center, acc. no. 001 and cf. exhibition catalogue, Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, New York, 1999, p. 122, fig. 72.

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