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An Egyptian Hardstone (Breccia?) Vase, Predynastic Period, Nagada III/1st Dynasty, Circa 3200-2900 B.C.

6,000 - 9,000 USD
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  • An Egyptian Hardstone (Breccia?) Vase
  • Hardstone
  • Height 3 3/16 in. 8.2 cm.
of oval form lentoid in section, with twin tubular handles and finely carved flat everted rim, the deep brown matrix with grayish white veining.


collection of Royall Tyler (1884-1953), acquired in Paris in the 1930s, probably from Dikran Kelekian or Joseph Brummer

Catalogue Note

For the unusual form cf. Ägyptisches Museum Berlin, Berlin, 1967, no. 104, and W.M. Flinders Petrie and J.E. Quibell,  Naqada and Ballas. 1895, London, 1896, pl. XII, 71.