Cylindrical jar with flaring rim and base. Hard limestone rather like marble. Base marked in ink 29. Handwritten label by Francis Danson within the jar reads: "Jar of hard white stone. Early Egyptian. Rustafjaell collection Lot 76 ". Danson Catalogue 2 no.29 "Hard light grey stone 51/4 high 3 wide. Dr Rustafjaell coll: no 76." Compare with Ali el-Khouli, ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) nos. 699-701. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped, pitted, scratched, discolouration, surface dirt, label adhered to surface. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 20-24 January 1913 (de Rustafjaell collection) Lot 76: " A jar-shaped Vase with projecting lip around mouth; in black stone, 6 in. high; another of similar shape, but of hard white stone, 5 1/2 in. high; another, smaller, and in softer stone, 5 in. high, two holes pierced in each side near top and standing on circular foot (PI. IX)."