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An early Near Eastern Seal, Chalcolithic period, ca. 5000 - 4000 BCE
Regular price$550 USD
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The design of this seal is a drilled central circle motif surrounded by incised lines. Similar examples only represent approximately 1.5% of the 651 seals analyzed in the British Museum collection, so it is quite a rare design. Judging by the string wear, worn edge, and seal face, this early seal was a valued personal ornament worn continuously by its Neolithic owner.
For related examples see: Denham, Simon, Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals In the British Museum. London: The British Museum Press, 2018. #141 - 148.
Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.8 cm (0.62 x 0.7 inches)
Condition: Intact and in very condition overall.
Provenance: Alex Malloy collection acquired in the 1980s.
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