16 June 2006
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER VESSEL
MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.
Ovoid in form, with a rounded base, the conical mouth with incised grooves on the exterior, the natural banding in the stone artfully exploited
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
Swiss Private Collection, acquired in Israel, 1970s.
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