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LOT 0274

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 370 - 490

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£270 (EUR 298; USD 332) (+bp*)

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Western Asiatic Cylinder Seal with Presentation Scene

4th-1st millennium BC

A carved polished stone cylinder seal with facetted sides and two flat bases, pierced through the centre to take a cord, featuring an X-shape flanked by concentric chevrons and lines, followed on one side by a series of three standing figures facing right, on the other side a series of three standing figures facing left, the third figure on each side with arms extended touching an object; accompanied by a museum-quality impression. 21 grams, 25mm (1"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From the family collection of a Hampstead gentleman; formerly acquired in the 1980s.