6 July 2016
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD-OLD KINGDOM, 1ST-3RD DYNASTY, CIRCA 3000-2613 B.C.
The cylindrical vessel with thick rounded rim, with incised decoration depicting three animals, possibly two giraffes and a gazelle
12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high
Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Rui da Silva
Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.
W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 1.
PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION, HAMBURG(LOTS 1-31)
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