London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
TWO EGYPTIAN STONE COSMETIC JARS
MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII, 1991-1786 B.C.
Each with flat base and gently flaring cylindrical body with flat everted rim, one in alabaster the other in speckled limestone
3¼ in. (8.1 cm.) and 3 in. (7.1 cm.) high respectively (2)
Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).
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Item two, cf. J. Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, Cambridge, 1988, no. 148, pl. 148a for similar.
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