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Lot 2564
2334-2000 BC. A rock crystal cylinder seal with frieze depicting contest scenes: a rearing lion attacking a rearing goat, two symmetrically crossed rearing goats, a bull-man with horned headdress grasping a goat attacked by a rearing lion, a bearded man pulls back the lion by its tail. Cf. Collon, D. First Impressions. Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East, London, 2005, item 944 for type, p.27 for discussion.9.30 grams, 21mm (3/4"). From a North London private collection; acquired before 1990.


Very fine condition.

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Old Akkadian Cylinder Seal with Contest Scene

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