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Old Assyrian cylinder seal w. scorpio!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 941766

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Old Assyrian cylinder seal w. scorpio!
A fine Old Assyrian cylinder seal in black hematite, dating to 2000-1600 BC.

Southern mesopotamian type from the socalled Isin-Larsa period. Presentation scene, with the deity facing left and Lama, the intervening goddess, presenting worshipper.

In the fields a Scorpio, an crescent and a large bird. Impressive and beautyful seal!

Size: 24x10 mm.

Condition: Superb. Exceptional quality like all seals from the collection! Ex Swedish private collection - purchased during the 1950s at Viktoria Lindströms Antikhandel, Stockholm. Her business card in the collection together with notes. Ex late 19th. century collection, note the old costum made brass mount with collection number (letter) hand-chiselled.

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