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LOT 0152

Estimate
GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 7,050 - 9,400
USD ($) 7,970 - 10,630

Price
£5,400 (EUR 6,342; USD 7,172) (+bp*)

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Large Sumerian Seal with Cow Scene

3rd-2nd millennium BC

A rare pink and black mottled stone cylinder seal with incuse frieze composed of cows standing amongst buildings, characters or symbols in rectangular panels in the field, pierced for suspension; accompanied by a museum-quality impression. 40.3 grams, 41mm (1 1/2"). Very fine condition. Extremely rare stone in a bright colours.

Provenance
From the collection of a deceased gentleman, by descent to the family, pre 1988; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11013-181787.