7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN LADY
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER VESSEL
Early Dynastic, Dynasty I-III, 2920-2575 B.C.
Ovoid in shape, the thick disk rim inset, with drilled lug handles, on a flat base
3¾ in. (9.5 cm) high
Catalogue of the Celebrated Collections of Oriental Ceramics, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Antiquities, etc. formed by the late Field-Marshal Earl Kitchner of Khartoum, Sotheby's London, 16-17 November 1938, lot 37
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For a vessel of similar form dating to Dynasty III see no. 53, p. 114-115 in Grewening and Seipel, Götter, Menschen, Pharaonen, Meisterwerke aus der Ägyptisch- Orientalischen Sammlung des Kunsthistorischen Museums, Wien.
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