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LOT 0267

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GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 880 - 1,100
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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £720

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £720

Western Asiatic Akkadian Cylinder Seal with Contest Scene

24th-22nd century BC

A carved polished serpentine stone cylinder seal with facetted sides and two flat rims, pierced through the centre to take a cord, featuring an alternating series of standing human and animal figures (horned beasts and a lion) including contest scenes and a substantial ear of corn serving as the terminal; accompanied by a museum-quality impression. 35 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From the family collection of a Hampstead gentleman; formerly acquired in the 1980s.