Mesopotamian Black Hardstone Cylinder Seal with Eagles and Geometric Motif

GBP 500.00

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Object Description

A finely engraved Mesopotamian black hardstone cylinder seal featuring a horizontal geometric design. The incisions display a medial ribbed wavy band and a tĂȘte-bĂȘche pair of stylised eagles. They are depicted with sharp beaks, long feathers and out-splayed wings following the direction of the central curved band. The seal is perforated longitudinally for suspension and comes with a professionally baked, modern impression.

Date: Circa 4th-2nd Millennium BC

Object History

Acquired 1980-2000s. Important collection of a London gentleman.

Object Condition

Fine condition. One edge chipped.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.7 x H:3.3 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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