LAPIS CYLINDER SEAL FOR ARAD2 3rd millennium BC


WESTERN ASIATIC LAPIS CYLINDER SEAL FOR ARAD2 3rd millennium BC

A lapis lazuli cylinder seal engraved with a male figure wearing a horned cap and long robes, one hand held up in prayer, the other leading a male with shaved head and wearing long robes, hand held up in prayer; a large deity seated on a throne wearing long robes and a horned cap, crescent moon above; behind, a line of cuneiform text; accompanied by a typed scholarly note which states: 'first one: IR3-{d}nin-zu presumably to be read Arad2- / Ninsu'; accompanied by a museum quality seal impression. 3.04 grams, 18mm (3/4").


Condition Very fine condition.

Provenance From an important London collection formed before 1980; accompanied by a typed scholarly note.

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