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LOT 1303

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Western Asiatic Cylinder Seal with Hero Lassoing Animal

16th-8th century BC

A cylinder seal of dark limestone with black patina, 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, which is put between upper and lower rulings, shows a hero pulling a quadruped by a rope around its neck. This comes from Iran or west central Asia and dates to c. 1500-800 B.C. It is a very rate type and in very good condition. The design as achieved by gouging and drilling.' 5.65 grams, 28mm (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-515; 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.