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Ancient Egyptian Faience Cones

Dimensions:
Cone 3 1/2" (9 cm); others 2 1/4"
Material:
Faience
Condition:
A large crack toward tip, faience is crazed
Region:
Egypt
Provenance:
Collected in the early 70's by the present owner at Drouot Auction house from an old French collection

Description

Four small early Egyptian dynastic faience pieces, three of the typical vessel shape with pharaoh's cartouche and one very rare cone shape. The cone shaped piece has no hole so was not utilitarian in the cosmetic sense and it has a black painted rim. The three other vessels have legible hieroglyphs and all have some incrustation as is expected with their age. These four pieces can be sold individually or as an ensemble.

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