A rare and attractive stamp seal in blackstone, Ubaid period of Mesopotamia, c. 5th.-4th. millenium BC.
Interesting zoomorphic style with the handle sculptured into a creature with mono-legs and fine facial features. The base withb a sharp grit pattern. Zoormorphic seals from the Late Neolithic-Chalcolithic period are quite rarely seen.
Size: 20 mm. wide and 14 mm. tall.
Condition: Nice Very fine, intact with fine patina from use.
Comes with original ID card from the Oberländer collection and imprint!
Provenance: Gustav Oberländer (1926-2012), Oberländer aquired his massive and important collection of seals between 1985 - 2000s, bought at reputable dealers and from old collections. Gustav Oberländer specialized in early stamp and cylinder seals from the pre-historic and Dynastic civilizations in the Near East / Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Bactrian.