Egyptian Marble Alabastron

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.
Height: 7 1/8 in. (18 cm).
Intact.

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.

Inv#: 7321

$3,500



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