1 October 2014
AN EGYPTIAN MOTTLED PINK LIMESTONE JAR
PREDYNASTIC-EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, NAQADA II-1ST DYNASTY, CIRCA 3500-2750 B.C.
The natural inclusions in the stone artfully exploited, with barrel-shaped body on a flat base, with twin lug handles, small everted rim
5 1/8 in. (13 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.52, pl. 38, no. 116.
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For similar, cf. A. El-Khouli, Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III, Mainz am Rhein, 1978, nos 1409-1410.
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