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Ancient Egyptian Alabaster Hydria Vessel - 250 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,497) 99.2%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291902392438 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A beautiful, very rare and well provenanced Ancient Egyptian alabaster Hydria, dating to the 3rd Century BC.The two part Hydria with circular base, acorn shaped body, short cylindrical neck, flat rim with arched handle at the back and two rudimentary bail handles. The base detachable and the piece carved from a block of beautiful veined Egyptian Alabaster.These Alabaster Hydriae are very rare vessel types, known from a small number of extant examples and produced in Egypt for a short period during the Ptolemaic Dynasty. It is likely that the Greek elite living in Egypt at the time had them made by local craftsmen, using the native Egyptian Alabaster to carve this traditional Greek vessel shape.For another example compare Christies December 11th 2009, Lot. 123, which also lists further references. Height: 10 1/4 inchesCondition: Part of the handle restored, otherwise intact Provenance: Ex. British private collection prior to 1970. Published in Sotheby's London 13th July 1970 lot 61 (illus). Subsequently with H. Cahn. Thence part of the Arthur M. Sackler collection. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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