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LOT 0153

Estimate
GBP (£) 600 - 800
EUR (€) 700 - 940
USD ($) 800 - 1,060

Sold for (Inc. bp): £1,016

Western Asiatic Cylinder Seal with Contest Scene

2nd-1st millennium BC

A cylinder seal produced from shell, with incuse frieze depicting contest scenes, composed of a rearing lion fighting a human-headed goat, a goat seated on a barrel being attacked by a winged quadruped, a naked human male figure at either end, pierced for suspension; accompanied by a museum-quality impression. 18.8 grams, 29mm (1"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
From the collection of a deceased gentleman, by descent to the family, pre 1988.