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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 100

    A SUMERIAN WHITE STONE CYLINDER SEAL

    EARLY DYNASTIC II-III, CIRCA 2700-2400 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A SUMERIAN WHITE STONE CYLINDER SEAL
    EARLY DYNASTIC II-III, CIRCA 2700-2400 B.C.
    With two contest scenes, one with a bull-man holding two inverted felines, the other with a bull-man holding two rearing quadrupeds
    1 in. (2.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, 1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    NEAR EASTERN
    VARIOUS PROPERTIES