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LOT 0185

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Western Asiatic Jemdet Nasr Cylinder Seal with Pots

4th-3rd millennium BC

A red stone cylinder seal, pierced 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 a pattern based on pots with round bellies and two handles. Six pairs of such pots arranged tête bêche with a ladder-pattern between each pair form the design. This is a Jemdet Nasr seal from Mesopotamia, c. 3000 B.C. It is in generally good condition. The pots are engraved entirely with the drill, the ladder pattern, probably representing mats, with the graver.' 8.22 grams,16mm (3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number 3102; 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.