An Egyptian schist palette in the shape of a bird
Lot 57
An Egyptian greywacke palette
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 11,185) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Egyptian greywacke palette
Predynastic Period, circa 3200 B.C.
In the form of a bird, the eye and centre of the back pierced for suspension, 105/8in (27cm) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired on the European art market prior to 2000. Accompanied by a French passport.

    Literature:
    For the type, cf. W.M. Flinders Petrie, Prehistoric Egypt (London 1974), pl.24J.
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