Mesopotamian Limestone Bird Seal Amulet

GBP 600.00

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Object Description

A Mesopotamian seal amulet of a bird carved from limestone possibly from the Jemdet Nasr period. The reverse of the seal features a stylised bird of prey, likely a vulture, facing right. Anatomical features are loosely carved, such as the wing, eye and beak creating the bird image. The neck is stretched downwards as if it is searching for its prey. The flat base displays circular etching creating a geometric design. The seal amulet has been pierced vertically for suspension.

Date: 3rd-2nd Millennium BC

Object History

Acquired in 1970-1999. Property of a late Mayfair, London, gentleman, by descent.

Object Condition

Good condition, small crack to the tail.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.8 x x D:2.5 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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