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Rare massive Neo-Assyrian marble cylinder seal, with contest scene!

Rare massive Neo-Assyrian marble cylinder seal, with contest scene!


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1412541
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A very rare and massive Assyrian cylinder seal, ca. 9th.-7th. BC.

The seal is carved in a wonderful clean white marble showing a contest scene of a four-winged hero in the centre, facing right, flanked by two mythical winged 4-legged beast, which he grasp by the forelegs.

Wonderful depiction and at the same time a very unusual and superb seal for the Neo-Assyrian period!

Size: 39 mm. tall and 22 mm. wide - massive!

Condition: Choice, high relief and some minimal corrosion with a fine imprint.

Provenance: This seal comes from an old Swedish collection, and bought at Victoria Lindströms Antiques shop in Stockholm ca. 1950. The seal comes from a much old 19th. century collection and is still mounted with the old gilt brass fitting from this collection stamped with an 'RR'. Also comes with our COA.
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