Egyptian large Old Kingdom stone jar and lid

E195

£750.00

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A large carved calcite jar with a wide squat body and curved flanged rim. The round lid is made from polished indurated limestone.

Culture
Egypt, Old Kingdom, c. 2649-2150 BC

Size
6.4 x 13.4 cms

Condition
The base has been repaired and contains a small section of restoration (the smallest of the three re-attached pieces), and one third of the rim lip has been restored. A little chipping to the edge of the lid and there is a small blob of old wax on the top (easily removed).

Provenance
Ex. deceased estate, Gennevilliers, France; acquired before 1970.

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