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Western Asiatic Cylinder Seal with Nude Goddess

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: 'The design shows a standing nude goddess with hand clasped, body frontal but head sideways with a notched frame, and to each side is a standing man, apparently nude, with legs apart, arms bent, and facing the goddess. A terminal is composed of full moon within crescent moon above a bird of the wing. The design is put within upper and lower rulings. This comes from Syria or Anatolia and dates to c. 1200-1000 B.C. It is a rare design and in very good condition.' 3.73 grams, 20mm (3/4"). Fine condition. Rare.

The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number V-624; 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.