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LOT 0036

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EUR (€) 1,420 - 2,010
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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £648 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £648
EGYPTIAN POLISHED STONE LIDDED JAR
LATE PREDYNASTIC-EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3150-2700 B.C.

A polished speckled porphyritic quartz monzodiorite (syenite) stone jar with gently tapering body, rounded shoulders with pierced tubular handles, broad everted rim and slightly domed discoid lid. 3 1/2 in. (214 grams, 91 mm high).

PROVENANCE:
From an earlier 20th century collection.
Acquired on the UK art market circa 1999-2002.
Property of a South Oxfordshire private collector.
Accompanied by a scholarly note by Egyptologist Paul Whelan.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Aston, B.G., Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels: Materials and Forms, Heidelberg, 1994, p.96, shape 16.

FOOTNOTES:
This would have been used to hold precious oils, perfumes, or unguents.

CONDITION