25 October 2016
AN EGYPTIAN CHEPHREN DIORITE BOWL
EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD TO OLD KINGDOM, 1ST-3RD DYNASTY, 2686-2160 B.C.
7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diameter
Dr. Rudolf Schmidt (1900-1970), Solothurn; thence by descent.
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P. Günther and R. Wellauer, Ägyptische Steingefässe der Sammlung Rudolph Schmidt, Solothurn, Zurich, 1988, p. 13, no. 6, pl. 25.
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