A very large and highly interesting Mesopotamian amulet of a cow, ca. jemdet Nasr 3200-3000 BC.
A very large amulet carved in one piece of shell, where the artist have preserved the outer layer of Mother of pearl. Very nicely done. The amulet is carved in the shape of a cow or bull with folded horns and incised circles on the surface. Two ...click for details
INTERESTING HEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL, SYR0-CAPPADOCIAN, OLD SYRIAN PERIOD, EARLY 2ND. MILLENIUM BC.
A rather sharp seal edged with 6 edges that each holds an impression of a standing deity, both male and female deities. The wax impression could be stronger, since the seal is really sharp and detailed. The female is likely Ishtar or Inanna. ...click for details
HIGHLY IMPORTANT MASSIVE CYLINDER SEAL IN BEIGE-WHITE HARDSTONE, MESOPOTAMIA, LATE JEMDET NASR PERIOD, CA. 2800 BC.
With it's huge size (37 mm. (tall) and 23 mm. wide) a very impressive seal in hand. The typical Jemdet Nasr style drilling, but here done with great skills, showing a couple of seated figures, likely tending something inf ...click for details
AN OLD BABYLONIAN HEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL
isin-larsa period, circa 2000-1800 BC.
Exceptional carving in a fine Hematite stone.
Seal depicts a male figure leading a female worshipper toward a seated beaded deity in a headdress, three columns of faint cuneiform inscription behind the throne.
Size: 25 mm. high, 14 mm. thick. A good si ...click for details
AN IMPORTANT VERY ATTRACTIVE CYLINDER SEAL, LIKELY SYRIAN OR BACTRIAN, 2ND. MILLENIUM BC.
A massive seal carved in a wonderful hard black stone in a fine provincial style and most likely Syrian, judging from both style and patina. The seal depicts heads and animals (likely rabbits) divided by space seperators and some grains. ...click for details
IMPORTANT EARLY DYNASTIC LAPIS LAZULI CYLINDER SEAL, MESOPOTAMIA, CA. 2600-2500 BC.
A figure (Gilgamesh?) wrestle a couple of horned animals, which in turn are attacking by a couple of lions. A right figure is holding the tail of one of the lions as if guiding it. Interesting depiction on a good large size lapis seal. ...click for details