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Exceptional Old Babylonian cylinder seal - gem!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1096163

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Exceptional Old Babylonian cylinder seal - gem!
A fine style Old Babylonian cylinder seal, dating to 2100-1800 BC.

A superb seal with a lot of action going on: A demon or hero standing with a weapon poised to strike the godess Ana (?), another godess to her left, standing facing. Animals and small worshipper kneeling and a column of scriptsigns(?) in the fields.

Provenance: Ex. The Kjersgaard Collection, ex Swedish Private collection, Ex Viktoria Lindström Antikhandel c. 1955.

Size: 22 mm. x 13 mm.

Condition: Choice, a few minor chips to the edges.

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