25 October 2016
PROPERTY FROM THE RUDOLF SCHMIDT COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD TO OLD KINGDOM, 2ND-4TH DYNASTY, 2890-2498 B.C.
7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diameter
Dr. Rudolf Schmidt (1900-1970), Solothurn; thence by descent.
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P. Günther and R. Wellauer, Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn, Zurich, 1988, p. 23, no. 39, pl. 29.
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