Lot 3
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A Large Egyptian Breccia Bowl, 1st/2nd Dynasty, 2965-2750 B.C.

60,000 - 90,000 USD
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  • A Large Egyptian Breccia Bowl
  • Breccia
  • Diameter 11 1/2 in. 29.2 cm.
of deep rounded form with broad shoulder and beveled rim. 


probably Paul Wallraf (1890-1981) Collection, London
probably Spink and Son, London
Sotheby’s, New York, June 18th, 1991, no. 13, illus.

Catalogue Note

Cf. W.M. Flinders-Petrie, Stone and Metal Vases, Guildford, 1977, pls. XIX- XXI, and Winifred Needler, Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, 1984, cat. no 129, for vessels related in form.

Paul Wallraf, a member of a banking family in Cologne, left there in 1934 and settled in London. He and his second wife, Muriel Ezra, née Sassoon, assembled a very large and fine collection of paintings, drawings, bronzes, and other works of art, all housed in two apartments on Grosvenor Place.