An Egyptian Red Limestone Ointment Vessel, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 2000 - 1800 BCE
The rust-colored limestone vessel with a cylindrical body that tapers to the flat round base from wide shoulders sloping up to the sharply everted rim and wide lip, traces of drilling visible on the interior.
Dimensions: Height 3.5 inches (8.9 cm)
Condition: Two small original pieces reattached to the lip and three small lip rim chips, base rim flake, three very tight hairlines from the lip to the middle of the body. A lovely example.
Provenance: ex. Hoffman collection, NYC, (1890s - 1950s), acquired before 1939.
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