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LOT 0011

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,310 - 3,460
USD ($) 2,780 - 4,180

Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £420

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Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £420

Egyptian Speckled Granite Vase

1st-3rd Dynasty, 3218-3035 BC

A speckled granite piriform vessel with flat rim, short neck; rounded shoulder with tapering body, flat base. 1.2 kg, 17cm (6 3/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From an important London W1 collection; previously acquired before 1970; supplied with geological report No. TL004823, by geological consultant Dr R. L. Bonewitz.

Literature
See el- Khouli, A., Egyptian stone vessels: Predynastic period to Dynasty III: typology and analysis, Mainz, 1978, for discussion; see Needler, W., Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, 1984, cat. no. 122; see Christie's, Egyptian, Classical and Western Asiatic Antiquities, 4th June 2014, lot 42, for a broadly comparable vessel with handles.