LARGE PRE-DYNASTIC ALABASTER CYLINDRICAL JAR

Remains of two columns of hieroglyphic inscription including two cartouches, intentionally obliterated.

Naqada III, ca. 3200–3000 BC

Height: 32.5 cm. (12 13/16 in.)

Width: 13.5 cm. (5 5/16 in.)

#5685

With an invoice from Kunsthaus Lempertz, Köln, 13 March 1968, thence by descent.

Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.6 Ausstellung im Kunsthaus Lempertz, Köln, Neumarkt 3. Versteigerung Dienstag, Den 21, November 1967, p.10 (25) where the inscription went unnoticed.

Comparanda: Günther, Peter; Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn (Zürich, 1988) pp. 60-62, taf. 42, nos. 140-144 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston acc. no. 56.170