Lot 50
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AN EGYPTIAN QUARTZ-DIORITE (“CHEPHREN DIORITE”) BOWL, 3RD/4TH DYNASTY, 2705-2520 B.C. | An Egyptian Quartz-Diorite (“Chephren Diorite”) Bowl

6,000 - 9,000 GBP
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  • Diameter 26.5 cm.
of rounded form with flat base, carinated shoulder, and everted rim, the highly translucent pale gray stone with black inclusions


probably Dikran Khan Kelekian, Paris and New York
collection of Royall Tyler (1884-1953), Paris
then by descent to the current owner

Catalogue Note

Royall Tyler was an art historian, collector, and international financial expert based in Paris. In the 1920s and 30s he assembled a collection of early Egyptian, Persian, and Byzantine art, acquired mainly from dealers in Paris such as Dikran Kelekian and Joseph Brummer. Other fine Egyptian hardstone vases from his collection, in addition to the four examples included in this catalogue, were sold  by Sotheby’s, New York on December 8th, 2011 (nos. 38-39), June 7th, 2012 (nos. 1-2), and June 3rd, 2015 (nos. 2-5).