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Bronze Age Mesopotamian Lion's Head Stamp Seal

Antiquities - Bronze Age - Eastern


LOT 696

Estimate
GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 340
USD ($) 280 - 420
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £426

BRONZE AGE MESOPOTAMIAN LION'S HEAD STAMP SEAL

Circa 3,000 BC. A carved pale green stone stamp seal in the form of a lion's head in profile; on the reverse, two quadrupeds executed in the 'drill technique'; pierced transversely. Stone, 26 grams, 46 mm.

Condition
Extremely fine condition, some wear to edges.

Provenance
Ex Cambell collection 1970's, ex Alex Szolin.

Footnotes
The animals on the seal probably depict a lion attacking a bovine, a severe threat to Mesopotamian prosperity.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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