AN IMPORTANT HIGH QUALITY CYLINDER SEAL, NEO-ASSYRIAN EMPIRE, CA. 1100-900 BC.
A wonderful larger seal carved in agate and with the original bronze wire still trapped and encrusted inside the seal!
The seal depicts a winged and bearded god with fine clothing and human legs, likely a representation of Pazuzu, clasping right hand with another winged demon with bird legs, below a griffin. Possibly a scene of contest, very detailed and finely engraved.
Size: 33 mm.
Condition: Choice with signs of the very high age.
Ex. Old Swedish Private Collection and formerly in the Victoria Lindström inventory. Victoria Lindström had Swedens largest antiquities store in the 1950s.