5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A SUMERIAN MOTTLED MARBLE CYLINDER SEAL
LATE URUK-JAMDAT NASR PERIOD, CIRCA 3000-2800 B.C.
With three rows of six dogs cut in the drill-hole technique, each with its head raised, its legs angled forward and its tails curving up
1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.) high
Marion Schuster, Lausanne.
By descent, Mathilde de Goldschmidt-Rothschild.
Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Madame Marion Schuster, Lausanne and by Descent the Property of Madame Mathilde de Goldschmidt Rothschild; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1989, lot 6.
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