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Superb Babylonian cylinder seal w bronze wire!

Superb Babylonian cylinder seal w bronze wire!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1119665
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A superb Babylonian cylinder seal, Old Babylonia, dating to 2100-1800 BC. This seal still has the orginal encrusted copperwire stuck inside, completely encrusted!.

An exceptional seal in mint condition in a fine black stone. The seal is engraved with an image of the great king standing fronting a godess, between them a crouching monkey, above symbols of the sun and moon.

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

Size: 20 mm. x 9 mm.

Condition: Superb, exceptional!