• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 162

    AN EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC RED BRECCIA AXE HEAD

    CIRCA 4TH MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN PREDYNASTIC RED BRECCIA AXE HEAD
    CIRCA 4TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The flared blade with angled edge, tapering to a rounded butt
    3½ in. (9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Swiss private collection, acquired prior to 1960 by the grandmother of the present owner.