Title: Very Rare Assyrian Steatite Seal, Slaying of Lamassu, c. 6th Century B.C.Date & Origin: Neo-Assyrian/Neo-Babylonian, c. 6th Century B.C.Superb quality Neo-Assyrian seal of dark red steatite, the top in the form of six intertwined fish, engraved with two figures attacking a winged figure of a lion with human head (Lamassu?), one figure holding him by the hair and stabbing him with a knife, the other holding him by the tail and attacking him with an axe. Sun, moon and rosettes fillers.Material: SteatiteDimensions: 3.4 cm L - 1 3/8 inchesProvenance: Collection Mr. N. Wright, London, UK, acquired in the 1970s. This item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
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