OLD BABYLONIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH GODS 1900-1700 BC


WESTERN ASIATIC OLD BABYLONIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH GODS 1900-1700 BC

A slightly waisted stone cylinder seal; accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, which states: 'Cylinder Seal of Green Stone with Black Inclusions 27x13mm. The designs shows three standing figures: on the right a god in horned tiara and long pleated robe open at the front where one leg projects with foot resting on a small footstool. He is holding out one hand. Facing him is the god with mace, in hat and short dress, holding the mace at the waist in one hand. On the left is a figure in hat with deep brim and long robe with side fringe. He holds one hand at the waist and the other hand up. There is a lunar crescent in the sky and three fillers spread around: fly, "vessel" and "ball-staff". This is an Old Babylonian seal c. 1900-1700 B.C. It is nicely engraved and in excellent condition.' 7.05 grams, 27mm (1").

Condition Very fine condition.

Provenance Property of a Connecticut, USA, collector; formerly in the collection of an English professional, Dr. S; acquired in London prior to 1985.

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