A Mesopotamian Hematite Cylinder Seal
Height 1 1/4 inches (3 cm).
Antiquities
Sale 910 - Antiquities & Ethnographic Art
Nov 1810AMCT
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Price Estimate
$400 - $600

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Lot Description
A Mesopotamian Hematite Cylinder Seal
Old Babylonian Period, Circa 19th-16th Century B.C.
Height 1 1/4 inches (3 cm).
Property from the Collection of Anne Gurewich Gordon, Bethesda, Maryland

Provenance:
Probably Dikran Kelekian Gallery, New York.
Acquired by Vladimir Gurewich, late 1940s or early 1950s; thence by descent.
(with signed statement from owner)

Note:
This seal depicts a suppliant goddess wearing a horned headdress and tiered robe with arms raised in supplication standing beside a four-line cuneiform inscription in Akkadian that reads: Nabium-malik, son of Adad-hazir, servant of (the gods) Amurru and Lugalgudua.
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