A Sumerian Black Marble hemispheroid seal, Late Uruk – Jemdet Nasr Period, ca. 3500 - 2900 BCE
Dome-shaped, this early Sumerian seal features dots drilled into the forms of two quadrupeds facing opposite directions with limbs and tails extended. A suspension hole is drilled through the length of the seal.
For a similar example, see: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 1985.192.26
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition.
Dimensions: Length: 7/8 inch (2.01 cm)
Provenance: Stewart Giles (1951-1993) private collection, acquired in London between 1978 and 1982, then by family descent.
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