A spotted green-stone cylinder seal, carved with winged and unwinged ibexes and a donkey. Possibly East-Anatolia or North-Syrian (e.g. donkey motive).
Circa 9th-8th century BC.
Very Fine condition with clear design.
Height 17 mms (0.7 ins)
Iconography: Winged ibexes are attested during the relevant period (e.g. Keel / Uehlinger: Göttinnen, Götter und Gottessymbole, Freiburg, 1998, p. 329, no. 282-283). Also the enigmatic sign with five horizontal bars mounted by a circle is attested in association with a gazelle (here under attack by a hero with scimitar): (dem, no. 282a. From a 1980's collection and checked by a Levantine Archaeologist specialising in Biblical archaeology.
Urartu cylinder seal with animals
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