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LOT 1389

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Western Asiatic Cylinder Seal with Geometric Frieze

15th-11th century BC

A brown 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: 'The design consists of a pattern forming a frieze. There are three rulings top and bottom, and the area between is divided into two equal parts with the same design: a band of pairs of triangles with tips outwards and separated by a short stroke. This comes from south-west Iran and dates to c. 1400-1100 B.C. It is a good example of its kind, but somewhat worn.' 11.2 grams, 48mm (2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number T-300; 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.