Bowl, shouldered incurving top, raised rim. Compare shape with Ali el-Khouli, ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) no. 2443. Label with serrated edge adhered to surface with printed number 337 which is how Robert de Rustafjaell collection items were labelled in the Wellcome collection. Marked in pencil "195/22". Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 19-21 December 1906 (Robert de Rustafjaell collection) Lot 195/22: "A number of small vases, in alabaster. etc.". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, previous repair with area of loss, surface dirt, chipped, pitted