7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN GRANITE BOWL
Predynastic Period, Circa 3200 B.C.
The funnel-shaped beaker with thin, regular walls, a flat base, and a plain rim
5¼ in. (13.3 cm) diameter
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For a similar example see no. 130, Needler, Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in The Brooklyn Museum.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately