A Levantine Black Serpentine Seal, ca. late 2nd - early 1st millennium BCE
A Levantine Black Serpentine Seal, ca. late 2nd - early 1st millennium BCE
A Levantine Black Serpentine Seal, ca. late 2nd - early 1st millennium BCE

A Levantine Black Serpentine Seal, ca. late 2nd - early 1st millennium BCE

MA2316

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Seals of this form represent the most basic examples of seals for everyday use by common people. These pyramid-shaped seals are of black stone, often steatite, and have square impression bases. They all have bi-directional drill holes through the top of the pyramid to allow for suspension.  This example features a cross engraving at the base.

Dimensions:  Height: 1/2 inch (1.27 cm)

Condition:  Intact and in very good condition overall. 

Provenance:  Stewart Giles (1951-1993) private collection acquired in London between 1978 and 1982, then by family descent.

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