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LOT 0183

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

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£270 (EUR 297; USD 350) (+bp*)

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Western Asiatic Cylinder Seal with Deity Fighting Animals

13th-10th century BC

A black limestone 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: 'In the middle of the design stands a god or hero, wearing a robe with a winged solar disc resting on his head. In each hand he is holding off a rearing winged quadruped. A terminal is formed of a crescent above a stand with unidentified object rising from the stand. This comes from Syria or Anatolia and dates to c. 1200-1000 B.C. It is a rare type, but crude in execution. It is in quite good condition.' 9.7 grams, 26mm (1"). Fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number V-372; 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.