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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 134

    A MINOAN STONE 'BIRD'S NEST' BOWL

    MIDDLE MINOAN I, CIRCA 2160-1800 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MINOAN STONE 'BIRD'S NEST' BOWL
    MIDDLE MINOAN I, CIRCA 2160-1800 B.C.
    Of mottled grey stone, with slightly carinated squat body
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Collection of Dr. R. Schmidt (1900-1970), and thence by descent to the present owner.
    Acquired in Paris, 1951.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE RUDOLPH SCHMIDT COLLECTION