27: An Egyptian Alabaster Beaker
Early Dynastic, 1st-2nd Dynasty, 2920-2649 B.C. Tall, horizontally-veined cylinder beaker with two pierced lug handles on either side, has thick, concave sides that taper toward the base. The slightly projecting rim is wide and flat, with a rounded outer edge. The bottom interior with concentric grooves associated with the drilling process. For reference see: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Catalogue of Egyptian Art, p. 84, no. 4. 7-1/4"H (18.4cm).
PROVENANCE: ex. AG Collection, pre-1983.
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