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Rare Mesopotamian Tepe Gawra type seal of demon dancing!

Rare Mesopotamian Tepe Gawra type seal of demon dancing!


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1330906
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A Tepe Gawra type seal, North Mesopotamia, circa 4000-3900 B.C.
Steatite

Size: 2,5 cm

A “dancing” animal-headed figure with outstretched arms, probably a deity or a demon. Seals in similar design are known from Tepe Gawra, level XI/XA, phase XI. It is contemporary to Early Uruk period (4000-3800 BC).

Condition: Choice, nice smooth wear.

Published: Erik. K. Rasmussen, The cylinder seal as an objet d’art, Copenhagen 2010