An Egyptian tall cylindrical alabaster jar, c. 3100-2680 B.C.
Description: A tall cylindrical jar in honey-coloured alabaster with tapering body, flat base and out-turned rim. The alabaster banded and with lighter veins and a dark patina. Some small chips to the base, a tiny hole on the side infilled and a small chip on the opposite side, otherwise intact and in very good condition, an old hand-written collection number on the base.
Size: 183 mm/7.2 ins. high
Date: Early Dynastic Period, 1st-2nd Dynasty, c. 3100-2680 B.C.
Provenance: Previously in a United Kingdom private collection and acquired before 1985.
Photographed in both artificial and natural light.
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