BABYLONIAN CYLINDRICAL SEAL
Rare hematite cylinder seal from the Babylonian period.
It features two fantastic characters standing face to face, half-men and half-animal. One of them is winged, the other has a long neck and several legs. Behind one of the characters, a smaller, four-legged animal.
Mesopotamia, Babylonian period, around the 2nd millennium BC.
Length 2.9 cm - diameter 1.3 cm
Perfect condition - comes with imprint
Information regarding the origin:
Acquired on 28 May 2019 in the UK, From: T.L. Auction, N° 226.
Provenance: Former Canadian collection, acquired in the 1960/80s.
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- Black hard stone - hematite
- Babylonian cylinder seal 2nd millennium BC
- 2.9×1.3×1.3 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- 2ème millénaire avant J.-C.
- Perfect condition, see photo