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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 212

    AN EGYPTIAN SCHIST COSMETIC PALETTE

    PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, NAQADA II, CIRCA 3200 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN SCHIST COSMETIC PALETTE
    PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, NAQADA II, CIRCA 3200 B.C.
    Of tapered oval form, a flange above pierced for suspension and flanked by stylized bird heads (one missing) on the shoulders
    6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high


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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
    Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

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