London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER UNGUENT JAR
DYNASTY V-DYNASTY XI, CIRCA 2494-1991 B.C.
With a broad flattened rim, flared foot and a slender concave cylindrical body
3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high
Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).
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For a similar unguent jar with the name of Pepi I, cf. exhibition catalogue, Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, New York, 1999, p. 448, no. 172.
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