An Egyptian tall cylindrical alabaster jar, c. 3100-2680 B.C.

An Egyptian tall cylindrical alabaster jar, c. 3100-2680 B.C.

Code: 2618

£1,500.00
 

Description: A tall cylindrical jar in honey-coloured alabaster with tapering body, flat base and out-turned rim. The alabaster banded and with lighter veins and a dark patina. Some small chips to the base, a tiny hole on the side infilled and a small chip on the opposite side, otherwise intact and in very good condition, an old hand-written collection number on the base.

Size: 183 mm/7.2 ins. high

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Early Dynastic Period, 1st-2nd Dynasty, c. 3100-2680 B.C.

Provenance: Previously in a United Kingdom private collection and acquired before 1985.

Photographed in both artificial and natural light.