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LOT 1541

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GBP (£) 150 - 200
EUR (€) 170 - 220
USD ($) 190 - 260

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Western Asiatic Terracotta Cylinder Seal with Animals

16th-10th century BC

A terracotta 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 shows a quadruped pulling something, either a plow or a chariot, and a man standing behind it. A standing bird below a big dot serves as a terminal. Seal like this come from many parts of the Near Eastern regions from the eastern Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. They are not easy to ate precisely, nor to locate. This one most probably dates to c. 1500-100 B.C. and comes from the Levant. It is nicely preserved. ' 7.34 grams, 25mm (1"). Fine condition.

Provenance
The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number 1723; 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.