A slim black stone cylinder seal accompanied by the photocopy of a signed note by Professor Lambert which states: 'Seal of dark-coloured stone. The design is divided into two registers notched band of lines in the middle. The upper register shows a walking lion, and in front of it a rearing quadruped with bird's head turned backwards, and another such creature behind the lion. A slender tree forms a terminal. The lower register shows a standing man or god in short kilt, next to him a composite creature, apparently half bird half man, then a rearing bull, and finally a big bird. This is a Syrian seal, c.2600-2400 B.C. It is worn and a little damaged, but the design is a very interesting one and can still be seen'.


Very Fine condition.

Height 36 x 10.5 mms (1.4 x 0.4 ins)


Provenance: From The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number N-22; academically researched and catalogued by the late Professor Lambert in the early 1990s.

Provenanced early Syrian cylinder seal: Circa 2500 BC

SKU: J516
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