Interesting seal with a long handle and rectangular base, Western Mesopotamian, Ubaid of the 5th. mill. BC.
Finely made grit pattern at the base and quite scarce as a type.
Size: 22 mm. long and 14 mm. tall.
Condition: Good Very fine, some cleanable deposits.
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.