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LOT 1478

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EUR (€) 170 - 220
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Western Asiatic Cylinder Seal with Man and Bull Staff

21st-18th century BC

A black jasper 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 is put between upper and lower rules. The main figure is human, and raising one hand toward a large 'ball-staff'. This is a seal from Syria or Anatolia, c.2000-1800 B.C. Save for chipping of the edges it is in fine state of preservation, and is a good example of its kind.' 2.78 grams, 25mm (1"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number 50-B (65); 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.