An Egyptian flint blade
Lot 157
An Egyptian flint blade
£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,800 - 4,200

Antiquities

2 Oct 2014, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
An Egyptian flint blade
Predynastic Period, circa 3200 B.C.
The crescent-shaped blade with serrated curved cutting edge, 7½in (19cm) long, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Deaccessioned from The Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island, New York, in 2012. With the museum accession number 59.328.1.
    Acquired by Gustave Maurice Heckscher at one of the Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge Auctioneers sales of the Valuable Collection of Egyptian Antiquities formed by Robert de Rustafjaell, Esq, held in 1906, 1903 and 1915.
    Col. Robert de Rustafjaell Collection (1876-1943), acquired prior to 1909 while working in Egypt as a geologist and mining engineer.

    Published:
    R. de Rustafjaell, F.R.G.S. The Stone Age in Egypt, A Record of Recently Discovered Implements and Products of Handicraft of the Archaic Nilotic Races Inhabiting the Thebaid, New York, 1914, p. 60, no.679.
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