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LOT 0203

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GBP (£) 1,200 - 1,700
EUR (€) 1,360 - 1,930
USD ($) 1,520 - 2,150

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Western Asiatic Neo-Sumerian Cylinder Seal for Temple Priest of King Shu-sin of Der

Ur III, King Shu-sin, 1972-1964 BC

A green and purple jasper cylinder seal with two columns of cuneiform text 'priest of temple of Der is your servant', scene depicting a tree and seated figure in flounced robe with horned crown facing a similar figure stand, horned serpent between, third robed figure to the rear. 22 grams, 31mm (1 1/4"). Fine condition, chipped. Rare and important.

Provenance
From an important London collection formed before 1980.

Literature
See Collon, D. First Impressions. Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East, London, 2005 for discussion.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

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The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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