A rare Sumerian Amber Seal of a Lion, ca. 3000 BCE
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sensitively modeled from amber, rendered in the form of a recumbent lion with small vertically drilled eyes, with small alert ears, the legs bent, the underside depicting two felines surrounded by dots. Vertically pierced for attachment. A very rare example in this medium.
For a related example see: Pittman, Holly. (1984). Art of the Bronze Age: southeastern Iran, western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 51 #23
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall
Dimensions: Length: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Provenance: Property of a Philadelphia collector. From the property of a London gentleman; thence by descent; previously in an important private Mayfair, London, UK, collection, acquired after 1970, accompanied by a paper by Professor W.G. Lambert.
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