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Egyptian Anhydrite Cosmetic Jar

of tubular form with flared foot and rim

Middle Kingdom, Dynasties XI - XII, ca. 2046-1794 BC

Height: 6.9 cm. (2 3/4 in.)

Width: 5 cm. (1 15/16 in.)


Collection Dr. Rudolf Schmidt, (1900 ­ 1970), Solothurn, Switzerland. Acquired 26 June 1951 from N. Koutalakis, thence by descent

Exhibited: Antiquarium Ltd. with Salon 94; Frieze Masters, London (5-8 October 2017) (2017) Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIII. (New York, 2015) p.11 Günther, Peter; Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn (Zürich, 1988) p.39, pl.34, no.83

Comparandum: Petrie, WF; The Funeral Furniture of Egypt. Stone & Metal Vases (London, 1937) pl.12

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