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LOT 1519

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Western Asiatic Cylinder Seal with Decorative Patterns

31st-30th century BC

A brown-cream stone 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: 'This is one end of a seal with decorative patterns of lines and shapes. The very end has a hatched band around it, and within this are three dots within circles and two oblongs filled with strokes, also with detached strokes. This comes from Iran or west central Asia and dates to c. 3000 B.C. When complete it was an outstanding piece of its type, but only one end remains. ' 5 grams, 17mm (3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number V-113; 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.