• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 273

    AN ELAMITE HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL

    CIRCA 1900-1600 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ELAMITE HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL
    CIRCA 1900-1600 B.C.
    Showing a deity holding a staff with star, one foot resting on the back of a small horned quadruped, approached by two worshippers, four line cuneiform inscription names the seal owner "Nur-libbi, son of Abum-ili, servent of Nin-si'anna"
    ¾ in. (2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    German private collection, 1970s.