1 October 2014
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR
PREDYNASTIC - EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, NAQADA III - 1ST DYNASTY, CIRCA 3200 - 2750 B.C.
Of tapering cylindrical form, with flat base, rounded lip and small twin vestigial handles
6 3/8 in. (17.8 cm.) high
Dr. Rudolf Schmidt (1900-1970) collection, Solothurn, thence by descent to the present owner.
P. Günther and R. Wellauer, Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn, Ägyptologische Hefte des Orientalischen Seminars der Universität Zürich, 1988, p. 64, pl. 43, no. 150.
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For similar, cf. A. El-Khouli, Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III, Mainz am Rheim, 1978, nos 1194-1199.
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