WESTERN ASIATIC OLD BABYLONIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH FIGURES 1900-1700 BC
A carved steatite cylinder seal with figural scene of a goddess in a flounced robe facing a robed male with smaller figure between and hand-and-forearm above, small winged figure below a solar disc, ankh symbol and three columns of cuneiform text. 10 grams, 24mm (1").
Condition Fine condition, usage wear.
Provenance Property of a London gentleman; acquired on the London market in 1979.
Literature See Collon, D. First Impressions. Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East, London, 2005 for discussion.
Date Thursday 25th February 2016 - Saturday 27th Feb 2016, Antiquities & Coin Catalogue Auction