An Egyptian alabaster ribbed cup, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, ca. 1390-1295 BC
The cup hand-carved from white alabaster with caramel and white veining throughout the composition. The cup stands upon a tapering base, and widens to form the ribbed, cylindrical cup.
Alabaster was a material prized by ancient sculptors, because its relative softness
9 cm (h)
Ex German private collection, collected between the 1975-1998
Some minor chips, with small restoration