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LOT 0005

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £2,880

Egyptian Black and White Granite Bowl

Early Dynastic Period, 3000-2686 BC

A shallow granite bowl with gently sloping sides and inverted rim, possibly used for containing liquids. 1.3 kg, 20.5cm (8"). Fine condition, some restoration.

From an important London W1, gallery; previously in a Swiss private collection, before 1980; accompanied by an academic report by Dr Alberto Maria Pollastrini, and by a geological scholarly report no.TL5381 by Dr Ronald Bonewitz; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10757-177402.

Cf. Van Dijk, J. & Carol, A.R., Objects for Eternity, Egyptian Antiquities from the W. Arnold Meijer Collection, 2006, 22-23, nos.1.07, 24, no. 1.09, for parallel.

Stone vessels are among the most common finds in the elite tombs of Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt.