An Egyptian Conical Alabaster Vessel, Old Kingdom, ca. 2649 – 2150 BCE
EV1551bRegular price $750 USD
Of creamy alabaster, this distinct Old Kingdom cosmetic vessel features a flared rim, a wide mouth, and a long narrow body that tapers to a pointed base.
For a similar example, see: Petrie, W.M.F., The Funeral Furniture Of Egypt: Stone and Metal Vases, Wiltshire: Aris and Phillips Ltd., 1937, pl. XXVII.
Dimensions: Height: 4 1/2 inches ( 11.5 cm)
Condition: small chip to the rim but otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: John N. Winnie, Jr. private collection, Georgia, acquired in the 1980s-90s, private Connecticut collection, thereafter private NYC collection.