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Eight Egyptian Alabaster Miniature Vessels, 3rd/2nd Millennium B.C.

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Estimate:

4,000

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- 6,000 GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Eight Egyptian Alabaster Miniature Vessels, 3rd/2nd Millennium B.C.

Eight Egyptian Alabaster Miniature Vessels, 3rd/2nd Millennium B.C.

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Eight Egyptian Alabaster Miniature Vessels

3rd/2nd Millennium B.C.


comprising two lentoid flasks, 18th/19th Dynasty, 1540-1190 B.C., three beakers 11th/18th Dynasty, 2081-1292 B.C., two jars, probably Old Kingdom, 2705-2225 B.C. and a stopper(?) in the form of a lotus flower, probably New Kingdom, 1540-1075 B.C.

Heights 4 to 12.5 cm.

From left to right:

  1. Papyrus flower “stopper”: Two shallow chips along broad edge; tip entirely chipped.
  2. Ovoid jar: minor abrasions to edge of rim; chip on base.
  3. Squat Jar: Repaired diagonally from two fragments across body and one handle; rim and shoulder made as a separate section attached to body with whitish material; edge of rim probably repolished to tone down chips and abrasions.

4. Small lentoid flask: areas of light abrasion to vertical edges on body; one handle chipped on both sides; half of rim chipped away.

5. Large lentoid flask: As shown; small shallow chip on top of rim.

6. Large flaring vessel: Base has stress-crack, large loss on one side, and abrasion on other side; edge of rim irregular and with areas of abrasion, suggesting extensive repolishing.

7. Medium flaring vessel: feels entirely repolished, perhaps even modern.

8. Small flaring vessel: base and rim chipped and abraded; entire vessel probably repolished.


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Carl Leonhard Burckhardt (b. 1902, Basel, d. 1965, Alexandria)
thence by descent