A substantial white stone cylinder seal accompanied by a signed note by Professor Lambert which states: 'The design shows a frieze of two heraldic eagles, with heads sideways at the top, wings spread, talons stretched out below the wings, and spread tail feathers at the bottom. This is a large Akkadian seal with a rare design, but the surface is somewhat corroded and there is a gash on the sides. However the design is clear. The seal dates to circa 2300-2200 BC.'
Height 39 x 24 mms (1.53 x 0.95 ins)
Provenance: From The Signo collection, the property of a West London businessman, formed in the late 1980s-early 1990s; item number U-663; academically researched and catalogued by the late Professor Lambert in the early 1990s.
Provenanced large Akkadian cylinder seal: Circa 2300 BC
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