An Egyptian Basalt Clepsydra (Water-Clock) Fragment, 30th Dynasty, probably reign of Nectanebo I, 380-362 B.C.
- An Egyptian Basalt Clepsydra (Water-Clock) Fragment
- Height 5 7/16 in. 13.8 cm.; depth 1 7/16 in. 3.6 cm.
the American painter Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950), New York and Dublin, New Hampshire
by descent to the Hale Family, Dublin, New Hampshire
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Other examples close in style and period are in the Hermitage Museum and the Museo Barracco (A. Roullet, The Egyptian and Egyptianizing Monuments of Imperial Rome, Leiden, 1972, figs. 337-343). Also compare Cleopatra’s Egypt, Age of the Ptolemies, The Brooklyn Museum, 1988, no. 115 (Sotheby’s, New York, December 12th-13th, 1991, no. 44).
For Joseph Lindon Smith see the note to lot 65 in this catalogue.