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LOT 0204

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,540 - 6,810
USD ($) 5,080 - 7,620

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Western Asiatic Kassite Cylinder Seal with a Worshipping King in Front of an Enthroned God

1500-1155 BC

A substantial granite cylinder seal with bearded king in a long robe, both hands raised to prayer, stands facing a god who is seated on a stool, raising his right hand in greeting; due to the rank perspective the figure of the king is much smaller; both figures wear a circlet or round headdress with a narrow edge, their hair in a bun on the shoulder and long robes with broad lower edging; at the top of the heads there is a 'Kassite cross' between the two figures, and above it, on a baseline, two antithetically grouped lying caprids with heads turned backwards and a tree of life between them; line borders round bottom and top of the seal; with an untranslated seven-line inscription. 31.8 grams, 47mm (1 3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
From the private collection of a North West London lady; previously with a central London gallery; formerly acquired before 1990; supplied with geologic report No. TL005203, by geologic consultant Dr R. L. Bonewitz.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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10am : Lots 1 - 660

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363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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