Ancient Egypt, Neolithic P. - Predynastic, 6000 - 3500 BC
DIMENSIONS: 8,7 cm large (without stand)
- Excavated in Egypt in 1909 by Robert Rustafjaell, "Implements from a predynastic neolithic settlement in the eastern desert".
- Sold at The Anderson Galleries (Sotheby's), 29th 30th November and 1st December 1915, as lot 708 (part).
- From the funds of the Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island (New York, USA), who acquired them at the 1915 auction.
- Exhibited in the museum until 2011.
- From a private Spanish collection.
- "The Stone Age in Egypt", by Robert de Rustajfaell. NY, 1914. Inventory 756, page 62.
- The Anderson Galleries, "Egyptian Collection formed by Mr. Robert de Rustajfaell", 29th 30th November and 1st December 1915, as lot 708, page 99 of the catalog.
CONDITION: It is preserved in its original state.
Flint awl found in Egypt, dated between the late Neolithic and early Predynastic period.
Piece excavated in Egypt in 1909 by Robert Rustafjaell "from a predynastic neolithic settlement in the eastern desert, near Kift", as published in his book. Brought to the United States. Most of the Rustafjaell collection was sold at Sotheby’s London in 1913 and in New York in 1915. The Heckscher Museum of Art purchased several lots of flint tools. The numbers inscribed on the piece derive from the collection and museum.
BAUMGARTEL, Elise J. The Cultures of Prehistoric Egypt. Oxford, 1955.
PAYNE, J.C. Catalogue of the Predynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford, 2000.
The piece includes authenticity certificate.
The piece includes Spanish Export License (Passport for European Union) - If the piece is destined outside the European Union a substitution of the export permit should be requested. This process could take between 1 and 2 months.
- Égypte ancienne
- Couteau en silex néolithique Importnat. De Thèbes. Ex. Rustajfaell coll. Ex. Musée - Sotheby's 1915.
- Siècle/ Période
- Neolithic P. - Predynastic, 6000 - 3500 BC
- Bon état, voir la photo