Egyptian Marble Alabastron
An ancient Egyptian marble alabastron with a rounded cylindrical body tapering to a narrow neck and wide flaring disk mouth.
Ptolemaic Period, ca. 300 - 30 BC.
Vessels of this shape were used to hold scented oil or cosmetics and were often deposited in the tombs of wealthy Egyptians.
Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired from Galerie Monique Bacquier, Paris, France before 1990; previously in a French private collection.