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**Originally Listed At $400**

Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040 to 1802 BCE. A beautiful and well-preserved example of an alabaster jar. The heavy stone glows when held to the light. The vessel is well-proportioned, with a wide disc mouth, a gently curved body, and a slightly flared foot. The center of the vessel has been drilled out in order to hold something. This type of vessel was used to hold cosmetics - the Egyptians are famous for their cosmetics worn by both men and women, such as black kohl painted around the eyes. Size: 2.75" W x 3.2" H (7 cm x 8.1 cm)

Provenance: private St. Louis, Missouri, USA collection; ex private Atlanta, Georgia, USA collection

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Small loss to the foot and another to the rim; otherwise in good condition, with surface wear commensurate with age.

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Egyptian Middle Kingdom Alabaster Vessel

Estimate $800 - $1,200Feb 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA