A large Mesopotamian Stamp Seal, Uruk Period, ca. 4000 - 3000 BCE
The elliptical seal with a softly rounded back and a hole pierced longitudinally for suspension, the base deeply engraved with a complex motif of horned animals.
Dimensions: Length: 1 3/4 inches (4.44 cm)
Condition: A minor chip to one edge that does not detract, overall Intact and in excellent condition. A superb example.
Provenance: Stewart Giles (1951-1993) private collection, acquired in London between 1978 and 1982, then by family descent.
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