Alabaster bottle of ovoid shape with a flat base and rounded rim. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Running cracks around rim, pitted, surface dirt, scratched. Compare with Ali el-Khouli, ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) nos. 1920-1927. Danson Catalogue 2 no. 186. Handwritten label associated with the object: "3 early alabaster vases with rounded lips. Rustafjaell coll: Lot 161". Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 20-24 January 1913 Lot 161/3: "Three others [vases], similar to last; about 5 in. high (PI. XIII)".