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LOT 1354

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Western Asiatic Old Babylonian Cylinder Seal with Presentation Scene

21st-17th century BC

A deeply patinated agate 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: 'A presentation scene is shown. On the right is a seated god with long flounced robe. Facing the god are two standing figures, first an introducing deity with long robe, raising one hand and with the other grasping the hand of the worshipper in fringed robe behind. A lion's head on pole is placed behind the seated god. This is an Old Babylonian seal, c.2000-1700 B.C. The art is somewhat crude, but the seal is in very good condition.' 4 grams, 19mm (3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number T-140; 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.