Indus-Mesopotamian Agate Stamp Seal

Description
Indus-Mesopotamian Agate Stamp Seal
Circa 1st millennium - 8th century

A finely engraved Indus-Mesopotamian triangular stamp seal featuring a naturalistically, horned quadruped. A plant resembling a palm tree is carved above the animal.

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, used for selling goods and administrative uses.

Measurement: 2cm height, 3cm width

Provenance: Ex major SM., London, Collection 1970-99.

Lot details
Culture
Indus-Mesopotamian
Material
Agate
Object
Stamp Seal
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st millennium - 8th century
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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