A fantastic Pre-Dynastic/Old Kingdom stone vessel, c. 3000 - 2500 BC, of lovely stone, the body ovoid with small pad base, with a pair of horizontal lug handles flanking a narrow mouth. The interior is well-hollowed with thick lower portion. A handsome vessel which is beautifully carved with light mineral deposits inside and out. A product of a master craftsman. H: 3 2/3 in (9.3cm). Ex estate of Seward Kennedy, New York. Mr. Kennedy worked for decades as a lawyer for the Mobil Corporation, and acquired his collection throughout decades of travel beginning in the 1950's.
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