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Ancient Old Babylonian Haematite Cylinder Seal

Ancient Old Babylonian Haematite Cylinder Seal

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1490199
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This is a finely engraved haematite cylinder seal. The seal is engraved with the sun-god Shamash, his foot resting on a small mountain, carrying the saw-weapon in his right hand, a worshipper approaches, wearing a fringed rope.
A suppliant goddess stands behind the sun-god Shamash, wearing a flounced robe, her hands raised in adoration.
Between them a ball-staff and vessel. Space for column of inscription. The Seal comes with the stand which
the former owner made (see last picture).

Date: Old Babylonian Period, ca. 2000 - 1600 B.C.
Material: haematite
Size: ca. 2,1 cm
Condition: intact
Provenance: private French collection of Mr. & Ms. M. (bought 10.05.1980 at Galerie François Antonovich, Paris), in Germany since 2023

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.