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Egyptian Middle Kingdom Alabaster Kohl Vessel Lot 12 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263828051448 LOT 12Seller's Estimate: USD 600 - 900 Ancient Egypt, Middle Kingdom Period, late 11th to 14th Dynasty, ca. 2061 to 1690 BCE. One of the classic forms of antiquity, a squat, rounded vessel with a flat base, a wide discoid rim, and a small mouth. It is carved from alabaster that is not quite opaque. Hold this example to the light, and you can see the beautiful tan and cream coloration within the stone. A central hole has been drilled into the top of the vessel. This type of vessel was used to hold cosmetics; the Egyptians are famous for the cosmetics worn by both men and women, like black kohl painted around the eyes. Size: 2" W x 2" H (5.1 cm x 5.1 cm). Alabaster, which is a form of gypsum or calcite, was quarried along the length of the Nile, from Giza to just south of Luxor, and the Egyptians made its carved forms famous throughout the ancient world. A thousand years later, the Greeks made vessels like this out of pottery and painted them white in imitation of the beautiful stone. On this example, as you examine the interior, you can see the grooves left behind from carving and smoothing it into its current form. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #137299 Condition Report: Surface wear commensurate with age, small chips to rim and base, and some darkening to exterior. Light earthen deposits throughout interior and exterior. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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