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Lot 2255: Western Asiatic Old Babylonian Period Cylinder Seal with Figures
December 9, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 18th-17th century BC. A carved haematite cylinder seal with a standing figure in short dress and long hair wearing a diadem, holding a rear leg of an ibex, an ankh style symbol above, facing a standing roaring winged monster; a column with a reclining winged monster and rabbit separated with interlaced knot. See Collon, D. First Impressions. Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East, London, 2005, p.53. 7.91 grams, 20mm (3/4"). From a North London collection; formerly in the Rihani family collection, formed 1970-1980s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.