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LOT 0145

Estimate
GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 580 - 820
USD ($) 610 - 860

Sold for (Inc. bp): £650

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LARGE AKKADIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH DOUBLE REGISTER
2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
1 3/4 in. (34.4 grams, 43 mm).

A finely-carved cylinder seal of diorite, drilled for suspension; frieze in two registers: human warrior combating a pair of lamassu human-headed bulls in the upper register, each with a bird on its rump; a pair of oxen in the lower register, grazing with a star above and bush behind; accompanied by a museum-quality impression.

PROVENANCE:
From an earlier 20th century collection.
Mayfair art gallery, UK.
Dr D.G. collection, 1990s-2019.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Collon, D., First Impressions. Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East, London, 2005, pp.35-37.

CONDITION