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Superb style Akkadian cylinder seal in shell w contest scene!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1335055
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A rare large Mesopotamian cylinder seal in shell, dating to the Akkadian period, c. 2200-2100 B.C.

A large seal measuring 19 mm. in diameter and 29 mm. in height.

a contest scene with gods/heros figthing bulls and a lion. Engravings were made in the finest style of Akkadian sealcutters.

Condition: Choice and finely preserved engraving, chipped affecting lower part of the engraving. Nice patina.

Ex. Estonian private collection