EGYPTIAN LATE PERIOD ALABASTER VASE
Measurements: 15 cm - height
elegant Egyptian veined alabaster perfume vase of a large size. The vessel features a flat flared rim, short neck, tapering cylindrical body, and two small lug handles to the side.
This stone variety is the alabaster, also called Oriental alabaster, since the early examples came from the Far East. The word alabaster might have derived from the Egyptian town Alabastron. In Ancient Egypt, craftsmen used alabaster for canopic jars and various other sacred and sepulchral objects, but also for everyday items, like kohl jars and perfume containers.
Period: Late Dynastic Period, 664-332 BC
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. Stabilised stress cracks to one side.
Provenance: Early 20th Century Collection, acquired legally and ethically on the art market.