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LOT 1487

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Western Asiatic Bronze Over Stone Cylinder Seal

14th-10th century BC

A cylinder seal with bronze sheet covering over stone core, 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: 'The design consists of a central tree, and to each side a rearing horned animal with rosette and another item filling the spaces under the animals' bodies. A human-like figure apparently running forms a terminal. This comes from west Iran and dates to c. 1300-1000 B.C. It is a rare seal for its material, and in fair condition save that part of the bronze sheet is lost. ' 9.2 grams, 32mm (1 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number V-823; 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.