Interesting advanced seal in grey steatite carved with an ornate handle and nicely composed round seal base with an animal, Mesopotamia, early-mid 2nd. mill. BC.
Size: 22,5 mm. tall and 20 mm . in diameter of the round base.
A very attractive seal.
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.