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AN EGYPTIAN ROCK CRYSTAL ALABASTRON
PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN ROCK CRYSTAL ALABASTRON

LATE PERIOD, 25TH DYNASTY, 712-664 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN ROCK CRYSTAL ALABASTRON
LATE PERIOD, 25TH DYNASTY, 712-664 B.C.
The ovoid body on a rounded base, gently tapering to the shoulders, the short neck flaring to the wide mouth, with a flat rim
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high
Provenance
with Wilhelm Henrich, Frankfurt, 1960.
Margret Köser, Hamburg; thence by descent.
Literature
5000 Jahre Aegyptische Kunst: 15. Mai bis 27. August 1961 in Villa Hügel, Essen, 1961, pl. 9, p. 78
Exhibited
Essen, Villa Hügel, 5000 Jarhe Aegyptische Kunst, 15 May - 27 August 1961.

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Lot Essay

This alabastron has been reworked since its creation, possibly in the Late Roman period. Originally, it had small lug handles high on the shoulders and a larger rim (for the type see nos. 174-176 in D. Wildung, ed., Sudan: Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile).

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