WESTERN ASIATIC LATE AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH GILGAMESH CONTEST SCENE 2254-2154 BC
A green marble cylinder seal with Gilgamesh contest scene, human hero stabbing a rearing beast and beast-man grappling a rearing lion; scorpion and objects in the field. 16 grams, 30mm (1 1/4").
Condition Very fine condition.
Provenance Property of a London gentleman; previously in the M. Cloake collection, acquired in 1977; formerly with Cohen Antiques, London W8.