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LOT 0245

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Large Western Asiatic Akkadian Cylinder Seal with Presentation Scene

Early 24th-22nd century BC

A carved agate Old Akkadian cylinder seal with presentation scene, a bearded god wears a flounced robe, has his hair at the back of the head in an artfully laid bun, and seats on a throne with side grid pattern; raising his right hand he faces left a standard in the form of a high pole, standing on a small pedestal and ending up in a hemisphere, at its bottom a feather or a narrow piece of textile is attached obliquely, he is approached by three bearded gods with long pleated skirts; the first, with naked upper body, holds a lotus flower in front of his stomach in his clasped hands; the second with a flounced cape over his right shoulder raises his left hand; ibex behind throne with cuneiform text above; accompanied by a museum quality seal impression. 30.7 grams, 40mm (1 1/2"). Very fine condition.

Property of a Bristol collector; formerly part of his father's collection formed between 1960-late 1970s.

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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 2nd September 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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