An Ancient Near Eastern stone mould Circa 2nd Millennium B.C. Of approximately rectangular form pierced and incised with dot and circle designs and a forked motif, possibly a mould for jewellery components, 3in x 1¼in (7.5cm x 3.3cm)
Provenance: Collection of Reginald Berti Haselden (1881-1952), acquired in the first half of the 20th Century.
Captain Haselden was curator of manuscripts at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, circa 1928-38 and 'pioneered the application of modern technology to the study of manuscripts': R.L. Easton Jr and W. Noel, 'Infinite Possibilities: Ten Years of Study of the Archimedes Palimpsest', Proceeding of the American Philological Society, vol. 154, no. 1, March 2010, p.53.