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LOT 0213

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Western Asiatic Old Babylonian Cylinder Seal with Lahmu the Hairy Hero

20th-16th century BC

A carved limestone cylinder seal with combat scenes; accompanied by a museum-quality impression, and a hand written and signed scholarly note issued by W.G. Lambert, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Birmingham 1970-1993, which states: 'Cylinder seal of black stone 20 x 10 mm. Two contest pairs: bull with human face and lion; Lahmu ("Hairy"(hero)) and buffalo; crescent, "vessel", "ball-staff". Old Babylonian, c. 2000-1600 B.C. Condition good, W.G. Lambert.' 4.13 grams, 20.43mm (1"). Fine condition.

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Property of a London gentleman; previously in the late Hassan Reyhani collection before 2000; acquired on the UK art market in the 1980s-early 1990s; thence by descent.


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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

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