5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A MESOPOTAMIAN GRAY-BROWN STONE SEAL
LATE URUK-JAMDAT NASR PERIOD, CIRCA 3300-2900 B.C.
In the form of a recumbent lion, its face frontal, with deeply-drilled eyes and a thick beard-like mane, its tail curled over the haunches; the underside engraved with five quadrupeds around a frontal feline head, facing varying directions; perforated vertically
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) long
Anton Foldes, Budapest, circa 1930.
A New York Private Collector; Sotheby's, New York, 10 December 1999, lot 324.
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