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LOT 1387

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £180

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £180

Western Asiatic Akkadian Cylinder Seal with Contest Scene

24th-22nd century BC

A jasper cylinder seal, drilled vertically for suspension; accompanied by a museum-quality impression and a typed and signed scholarly note issued by the late W.G. Lambert, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, which states: 'A contest scene of three figures, all on their hind legs, is shown. On the right is a hero with spikey hair succouring a bull in the middle, which is being attacked by a lion on the left. This is a peripheral Akkadian seal, c. 2300-2200 B.C. from Syria. It is in very good condition.' 14.3 grams, 45mm (1 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number 2002; academically researched and catalogued by the late Professor Lambert in the early 1990s; and accompanied by a copy of a typed and signed scholarly note by the Professor.