Attractive substantial stamp seal in black-greenish stone with handle Western Mesopotamia, Ubaid-Uruk period, c. 4th.-3rd. mill. BC.
Interestin base carved with three animals incl a large deer with antlers, a Scorpion above and a smaller animal at the rim.
Size: 21 mm. tall and 20 mm. wide.
Condition: Nice Very fine, fine old patina!
This seal comes with hard impression and original ID-card from below collection, see pictures.
Provenance: Gustav Oberländer (1926-2012), Oberländer aquired his massive and important collection between 1985 - 2000s, bought at reputable dealers and from old collections. Gustav Oberländer specialized in early stamp seals from the pre-historic and Dynastic civilizations in the Near East / Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Bactrian.