Open bowl with convex sides and flat base. Marked in pencil '195/22' and '131'. Seemingly the lower half of a bipartite jar. Compare with Ali el-Khouli, ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) nos. 3135-3138. 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): In two pieces, broken, pitted, worn, chipped , discoloured, surface dirt.