Western-Asiatic Cream Stone Cylindrical Stamp Seal

Western-Asiatic Cream Stone Cylindrical Stamp Seal
Circa 2300-2000 BC

A unique Western-Asiatic cream stone cylindrical stamp seal, pierced longitudinally for suspension. The carved seal depicts two horned animals walking in front of foliage. The bottom of the stamp depicts a bird in flight. The stamp seal is missing a portion of its top. The seal will come with its modern impression in clay.

The seal comes with a provenanced note which gives a description of the seal and its history, and signed by W.G. Lambert, an Assyriologist Professor.

Seals have been the main illustrative material in the ancient Near East, and can be found even since 7th millennium BC. However, the carved ones only appear around the 4th millennium BC.

Measurements: circa 2.2cm length

Provenance: The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980’s-early 1990’s accompanied with a copy of a note from Professor W. G. Lambert.

Lot details
Cream Stone
Cylindrical Stamp Seal
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 2300-2000 BC
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