AN IMPORTANT LARGE MIDDLE EASTERN BLACK STEATITE STAMP SEAL

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.)

#5839

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

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

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