8 June 2004
AN EGYPTIAN CALCITE-ALABASTER VESSEL
MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII, 1991-1783 B.C.
Ovoid in form, with egg-shell thin walls, the conical mouth with incised grooves on the exterior
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
French Private Collection, 1970s.
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For the type see no. 150, p. 144 in Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, Egyptian Art in the Middle Kingdom.
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