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Rare Mitanni Haematite cylinder seal, c. 15th.-14th. century BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1483958
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Carved in a choice silverish Haematite, quite dense and hard stone, and very attractive. Mitanni Kingdom, dating c. 15th.-14th. century BC.

Finely composed and engraved in drill style with a kneeling warrior fighting off no less than four animals coming at him, incl. a Scorpion, lion, a griffin and a stag or ram.

Size: 14 mm. tall.

Condition: Near Extremely fine.

Provenance: Old German collection of fine cylinder seals, Karl Müller, 1950-1977.