Lot 2262: Western Asiatic Neo Assyrian Cylinder Seal with Bird
December 9, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 9th-8th century BC. A carved stone cylinder seal with standing bird facing a terminal with a star, accompanied by a typed and signed scholarly note issued by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, which states: Cylinder Seal of Brown Stone, 31 x 14 mm. A single item composes the main design: it is a bird with long neck, wings spread, and walking. A terminal is composed of a bush or tree, a short pole with top piece, and a star. The whole design is placed between upper and lower rules. This is a Neo-Assyrian seal in linear style, c. 900-750 B.C. The design has been deepened a little. 10.34 grams, 31mm (1 1/4"). Property of a London gentleman; part of his family collection since the 1970s.
Condition Report: Fair condition.