An Egyptian Alabaster Vessel, Old Kingdom, ca. 2649 – 2150 BCE
An Egyptian Alabaster Vessel, Old Kingdom, ca. 2649 – 2150 BCE

An Egyptian Alabaster Vessel, Old Kingdom, ca. 2649 – 2150 BCE

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The rare conical vase with a flat shoulder, short neck, and small round mouth, the remains of two small handles on either side. For a similar example, see Petrie, Stone and Metal Vases, pl. XXXVI, no. 924. 

Medium: Alabaster

Dimensions: Height: 2.2 ins (5.62 cm)

Condition: Loss to both handles otherwise complete and in very good condition overall.

Provenance: Private collection of Joan Conway Crancer (1933 - 2020) St. Louis, Missouri, acquired from Galerie du Sycomore, Paris, 8 November 1990. Born into an artist’s world, Joan Conway Crancer spent her entire life surrounded by art and artists. The only daughter of legendary St. Louis painter, Fred Conway, Joan grew up watching him work and came to appreciate art in all its forms, as well as the people who create it. Her early experience fostered her love of collecting and over the years, the collection she built with her husband and their commitment to the arts grew. The Crancers became actively involved with the Saint Louis Art Museum, where Joan served for many years as a Museum Trustee and a member of its Acquisitions Committee. Always generous to the Museum, the couple were members of its Beaux Arts Council and were the honorees for the Council’s 1999 Awards Dinner. They also endowed a gallery in the Museum, which is named for Alice and Fred Conway, Joan’s parents. Joan remained an Honorary Trustee of the Museum throughout her life.

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