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LOT 1346

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £135

Western Asiatic Neo-Assyrian Cylinder Seal with King and Attendant

10th-8th century BC

A green-black mottled limestone 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: 'The design, which is put between upper and lower rules, shows two standing figures: a king on the right, in long robe, holding up a cup in one hand, and holding a bow with end resting on the ground in the other hand. Facing him is a servant in similar clothing holding up a fan in one hand. Between them is a stand with a large vessel resting on it. The stylus, symbol of the god Nabu, god of writing, and a star in the sky form the terminal. This is a Neo-Assyrian seal in the so-called linear style, c. 900-750 B.C. It is in very good condition.' 5.11 grams, 25mm (1"). Fine condition.

The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number 6-B; 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.