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.
- Stamp Seal
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1st millennium - 8th century
- Good Condition, See Photo