Mesopotamian Marble Seal Amulet

GBP 500.00

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Object Description

A very fine Mesopotamian marble seal amulet carved in the shape of a reclining animal, most likely an antelope or bull. The object is carved in high relief on one side to form a stylized sloping neck and head of an animal with a rounded snout and horns pointing backwards from the head. The head is shown turned in profile as though resting against the animal’s side. The body is depicted as a rounded, oblong shape, without visible legs, as though they are tucked beneath the animal’s torso. The reverse is flat, with a number of circular and linear incisions that would have formed the seal. The object is pierced transversely for suspension.

Date: Circa 4th – 3rd Millennium BC.

Object History

Ex SM, Mayfair London collection 1970-99, thence by descent.

Object Condition

Very fine.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:1.9 x H:1.4 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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