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LOT 1386

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Western Asiatic Mesopotamian Cylinder Seal with Archer Shooting Snake

10th-5th century BC

A faience cylinder seal, drilled 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: 'Mesopotamian, c. 900-500 B.C., Archer shooting at snake, sacred tree.' 2.6 grams, 26mm (1"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number 69; 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.