Syro-Babylonian Agate Stamp Seal

Description
Syro-Babylonian Agate Stamp Seal
Circa 1200-600 BC

A finely engraved rectangular-shaped Syro-Babylonian agate stamp seal depicting a naturalistically rendered horse on the base.

Stamp seal and cylinder seals are one of the most distinctive genres of ancient Near Eastern glyphic arts, representing the favoured decorative images and revealing the religious realm of the Ancient Near East. Stamp seals might have first been produced during the 6th-5th millennium BC, in Mesopotamia, when selling goods for administrative uses.

Measurement : 1.4 cm height; 1.9 length

Provenance: Ex major SM., London, Collection 1970-2010.

Lot details
Culture
Syro-Babylonian
Material
Agate
Object
Stamp Seal
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1200-600 BC
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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