Early-dynastic alabaster bowl, 3100-2686 BC

Early-dynastic alabaster bowl, 3100-2686 BC
Period:Egypt, Early Dynastic Period/Thinite Period, Early Dynastic Period/Thinite Period
Dating:3100 BC–2686 BC
Origin:Egypt, Upper Egypt
Material:Calcite - alabaster
Physical:11.5cm. (4.5 in.) - 254 g. (9 oz.)

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  This alabaster unguent bowl features a clearly distinct lip delineated by a smooth groove and a thick rounded outer edge. A similar bowl is held at the Louvre (d’Abadie 1972:109, fig. 429). It dates back to early dynastic Egypt, Dynasty 1 or 2.

Bibliography (for this item)

Arnold, Dorothea (editor)
1999 When the Pyramids Were Built: Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

Vandier d’Abbadie, J.
1972 Catalogue des objets de toilette égyptiens. Editions des Musées Nationaux, Paris, France. (109, fig 429)

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