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Ur III, 22nd-20th century BC. A limestone cylinder seal with shaven-headed worshipper wearing a fringed robe and raising his right hand, led by the right hand by Lamma goddess who wears a striped robe with a double-rolled hem and a headdress with a single pair of horns, she raises her left hand and approaches a goddess who wears a similar head-dress and a flounced robe and who holds out her right hand, the goddess sits on a double-box throne beneath a spread eagle; all figures wear their robes crossing over the left shoulder and leaving the other bare, terminating in a three-line framed inscription. Cf. Collon, D. Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum. Cylinder Seals II. Akkadian-, Post Akkadian - Ur III-Periods, London, 1982, No.390 and 394. 14 grams, 29mm (1"). Property of a European gentleman living in London; previously from an American collection formed in the 1950s.

Condition

Fine condition.

Starting Bid

£180.00

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Neo-Sumerian Seal with Presentation Scene

Auction ended on Fri, May 25, 2018
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Estimate £200 - £300
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