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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO VITTORIO CARADOSSI, ITALIAN, B. 1861, A LARGE 19TH CENTURY ITALIAN MARBLE, ALABASTER AND GILTWOOD

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PAIR LARGE BRONZE AND ALABASTER URNS DONE IN THE CLASSIC STYLE WITH A BRONZE FOOT AND PINE CONE CAP. SMALL CHIP ON THE REAR

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Large Egyptian Banded Alabaster Jar

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Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664 to 30 BCE. A beautiful vessel of an elegant form and a generous size, hand-carved from banded alabaster with ample natural veining in warm hues of warm wheat, creamy beige, and caramel. The vessel, possibly a canopic jar, is defined by a flat base, an inverted piriform body, a rounded shoulder which tapers with a corseted neck, and a thick discoid rim. The interior of the jar was painstakingly carved out using a series of progressively finer drill bits and copious amounts of abrasive sand, and the exterior surface exhibits a fine polished texture. A stunning example, positively mesmerizing, especially when held to the light. Size: 5.4" W x 7.2" H (13.7 cm x 18.3 cm)

Provenance: ex Hindman Auctions - Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale - July 17, 2018, Lot 585, old Chicago collection formed before 2000

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#160164
Condition
Minor abrasions to exterior surfaces, with stabilization to one lengthy fissure stemming from rim, otherwise intact and excellent. Incredibly smooth surface textures and beautiful stone coloration throughout.
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Large Egyptian Banded Alabaster Jar

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Dec 17, 2020
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VARIETY SALE | Antiquities & Ethnographic Art
Thu, Dec 17, 2020 10:00 AM
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Lot 0001 Details

Description
...
Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664 to 30 BCE. A beautiful vessel of an elegant form and a generous size, hand-carved from banded alabaster with ample natural veining in warm hues of warm wheat, creamy beige, and caramel. The vessel, possibly a canopic jar, is defined by a flat base, an inverted piriform body, a rounded shoulder which tapers with a corseted neck, and a thick discoid rim. The interior of the jar was painstakingly carved out using a series of progressively finer drill bits and copious amounts of abrasive sand, and the exterior surface exhibits a fine polished texture. A stunning example, positively mesmerizing, especially when held to the light. Size: 5.4" W x 7.2" H (13.7 cm x 18.3 cm)

Provenance: ex Hindman Auctions - Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale - July 17, 2018, Lot 585, old Chicago collection formed before 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.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#160164
Condition
...
Minor abrasions to exterior surfaces, with stabilization to one lengthy fissure stemming from rim, otherwise intact and excellent. Incredibly smooth surface textures and beautiful stone coloration throughout.

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