OLD BABYLONIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH FIGURES 1900-1700 BC


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

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