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.
- Stamp Seal
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1200-600 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo