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Stamp/Cylinder Seal of Fawn Stone - LK.148
Origin: West Central Asia
Circa: 2000 BC to 1500 BC
Dimensions: .9375" (2.4cm) high x .4375" (1.1cm) wide
Collection: Near Eastern Art
Medium: Stone


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£6,500.00
Location: Great Britain
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This is a round cylinder with flat bottom and pierced long top. The design on the sides shows a bovine being attacked by a jumping lion as a monkey falls to the ground between them. A terminal is formed of a walking man below a seated monkey, and a lunar crescent appears in the sky. The design on the base shows a perching bird with wings raised.

This seal comes from West Central Asia and dates to c.2000-1500 B.C. It is a little known type cut with many fine strokes, and in perfect condition. It is later and the well-known Indus civilization. - (LK.148)

 

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