29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
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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Swiss private collection, acquired prior to 1960 by the grandmother of the present owner.
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