A carved limestone lozenge-shaped seal with chamfered reverse and longitudinal piercing for suspension; the face flat with drilled design showing two dogs tete beche.
Provenance: From a Mayfair collection, a deceased estate inherited by the collector's family; inventory number 179; examined by Professor Wilfrid George Lambert FBA (1926-2011), historian, archaeologist, and specialist in Assyriology and Near Eastern archaeology, in the 1990s.
Very Fine condition.
Length 30 mms (1.2 ins)
For similar designs see items 243-244; The Erlenmeyer Collection of Seals and Near Eastern Stamp Seals and Amulets; Christie's Sale 6 June 1989
Late Uruk/Jemdet Nasr period Mesopotamian seal: Circa 3000 BC
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