AN IMPORTANT LARGE MIDDLE EASTERN BLACK STEATITE STAMP SEAL
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The large knob handle cut with a checkerboard pattern and drilled transversely for suspension. The face of the seal is deeply engraved, the field dominated by a large bull, a large wolf beneath it. The balance of the field is filled with five smaller ibexes and landscape elements.

 

Pre-Dynastic, Tell Halaf to Jemdet Nasr,

5th to 4th Millennium BC

Height: 46 mm.     (1 13/16 in.)

Diam: 28 mm.       (1 1/8 in.)

 

Ex: American private collection, acquired on the Swiss market, 1992, thence by descent.

 

#5839

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.12

 

Comparandum:

Doumet, Claude; Sceaux et cylindres orientaux : la collection Chiha (Fribourg, 1992) nos. 233 & 236

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