6 December 2007
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER HIGH-NECKED AMPHORA
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
Ovoid in form with a tall, slightly waisted neck, the everted rim rounded, on a disk foot, the vertical loop handles emerging from below the shoulders, an incised band at the base of the neck, a depression on each shoulder where the stone drill hit when hollowing the handles
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high
Estate of B.F. Hooker, 1956.
Collecton of Mrs. J.D. Rockefeller.
By descent to the current owner.
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There is a similar vessel, though slightly larger, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (accession no. 72.554).
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