WESTERN ASIATIC EARLY DYNASTIC CYLINDER SEAL WITH CONTEST SCENE Early 3rd millennium BC
A lapis lazuli cylinder seal with a dense frieze of lions on their hind-legs and an inverted ibex gripped by the rump, bull-man to one end with T-shaped tool, vertical lizard finial; supplied with a museum-quality impression. 13 grams, 21mm (3/4").
ondition Very fine condition.
Footnotes This lot is part of a single collection of cylinder seals which were examined in the 1980s by Professor Lambert and most are accompanied by his own detailed notes; the collection has recently been reviewed by Dr. Ronald Bonewitz.
Date Thursday 25th February 2016 - Saturday 27th Feb 2016, Antiquities & Coin Catalogue Auction