A massive and important Cylinder seal in brown stone, perhaps Jaspis, Middle Assyrian period, Elamite style, ca. 14th. century BC.
The seal exceptional in quality, made in a style typical for the Elamites and with the peculiar drilling in the top only. The original bronze ring still inserted in the top, the bottom engraved with an animal.
The seal itself with the Tree of life and a Pazuzu bird symbol above. An attendant standing on the left tending the Tree and two other attendant advancing from the right. The attendants are bearded and perhaps wearing headdresses.
Size: The seal itself is 5,2 cm. tall, 6 cm. incl. the ring.
Condition: Choice, the engravings are sharp and beautiful in this quite hard stone. A couple of chips and corrosion to the lower edge, not affecting the imprint.
Ex. German Private Collection, aquired before 1986.