• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    A PREDYNASTIC EGYPTIAN RED GRANITE JAR

    CIRCA 3200-3000 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PREDYNASTIC EGYPTIAN RED GRANITE JAR
    CIRCA 3200-3000 B.C.
    The squat rounded body with a wide disc rim off set from the shoulders, with two perforated horizontal lug handles
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Levy de Benzion collection (1873-1943), Cairo.
    Dr. Rudolph Schmidt collection (1900-1970), Switzerland.
    Acquired by the present owner's father in 1970.