Two Mesopotamian hardstone stamp seals  2
Lot 173
Two Mesopotamian hardstone stamp seals 2
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,991) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Two Mesopotamian hardstone stamp seals
Late Uruk - Jemdet Nasr Period, circa 3300-2900 B.C.
One in banded calcite in the form of a lion's head in profile, pierced vertically, the base with five stylized dogs in drilled technique around a four-toed foot, 1¾in (4.5cm) long; and another in the shape of a reclining boar, pierced vertically, the base carved with drillings and a stylized quadruped, 2¼in (5.5cm) long, mounted on display bases with impressions (2)

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  • Provenance:
    Jil Danon Collection (d. 2012), Paris, formed between the 1940s and 1990.
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