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EV1507

An Egyptian miniature bottle, Middle Kingdom, 1980-1760 BC

a superb miniature bottle with globular body and flaring lip in a soft, creamy alabaster. The jar was made in two parts; the neck and mouth carved separately and attached by resin, traces of original contents can still be seen.

for related example see: Aston, Barbara G. 'Ancient Egyptian stone vessels : materials and forms', Heidelberger Orientverlag, (1994), type 142. As in this example, the form was very often made in two parts.

Dimensions:Height: 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (4.1 x 3.2 cm)

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall.  Just perfect!

Provenance:Ex. Timmermans Collection, Belgium, acquired from Charles Ede, Ltd in 2007, exhibited Michael C Carlos Museum, Emory University from 2007 - 2015, loan number: L2007.005.001 

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