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Rare Mesopotamian Zoomorphic stone stamp seal, 5th.-4th. mill. BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1483978
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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.