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Impressive Egyptian Old Kingdom Alabaster Bowl
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Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom, 3rd to 6th Dynasty, ca. 2686 to 2181 BCE. A beautiful bowl carved from a sizable piece of alabaster stone with thick walls. The vessel is formed with a slightly flat base that swells upward to a broad shoulder and corseted neck. The wide rim flares outward from the hollow interior. The alabaster is a lovely warm beige hue that has areas that illuminate when held up to the light. The exterior exhibits a fine polishing that brings out the lustrous sheen and natural opaque white veining. A bowl made from alabaster, a treasured material, suggests it was commissioned for an individual of wealth and status. Size: 6" Diameter x 3" H (15.2 cm x 7.6 cm)

Alabaster, which is a form of gypsum or calcite, soft to carve and smooth, was quarried along the length of the Nile, from Giza to just south of Luxor, and the Egyptians made its carved forms famous throughout the ancient world. A thousand years later, the Greeks made vessels like this out of pottery and painted them white in imitation of the beautiful stone.

Provenance: ex-private Henderson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA; ex-private London, England collection, acquired on other London art market prior to 2000

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Repaired and restored from four large pieces. Visible break lines and traces of adhesive along fissures. Losses to rim are restored, with infill within cavities and break lines. Chip and abrasion to rim. Pretty natural stone veining and polished surface.
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Impressive Egyptian Old Kingdom Alabaster Bowl

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Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom, 3rd to 6th Dynasty, ca. 2686 to 2181 BCE. A beautiful bowl carved from a sizable piece of alabaster stone with thick walls. The vessel is formed with a slightly flat base that swells upward to a broad shoulder and corseted neck. The wide rim flares outward from the hollow interior. The alabaster is a lovely warm beige hue that has areas that illuminate when held up to the light. The exterior exhibits a fine polishing that brings out the lustrous sheen and natural opaque white veining. A bowl made from alabaster, a treasured material, suggests it was commissioned for an individual of wealth and status. Size: 6" Diameter x 3" H (15.2 cm x 7.6 cm)

Alabaster, which is a form of gypsum or calcite, soft to carve and smooth, was quarried along the length of the Nile, from Giza to just south of Luxor, and the Egyptians made its carved forms famous throughout the ancient world. A thousand years later, the Greeks made vessels like this out of pottery and painted them white in imitation of the beautiful stone.

Provenance: ex-private Henderson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA; ex-private London, England collection, acquired on other London art market prior to 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#164438
Condition
...
Repaired and restored from four large pieces. Visible break lines and traces of adhesive along fissures. Losses to rim are restored, with infill within cavities and break lines. Chip and abrasion to rim. Pretty natural stone veining and polished surface.

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