5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE COLLECTOR
TWO SUMERIAN STONE SEALS
LATE URUK-JAMDAT NASR PERIOD, CIRCA 3300-2900 B.C.
One a hemispheroid of pale green calcite, the underside with two dogs back to back in opposite directions; and one a tabloid of red stone, one side with four hares in two rows, the top row facing left, the bottom row facing right
1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.) diameter and 1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) wide (2)
The Erlenmeyer Collection, Basel.
The Erlenmeyer Collection of Ancient Near Eastern Stamp Seals and Amulets; Christie's, London, 6 June 1989, lot 230 (tabloid) and lot 232 (part) (hemispheroid).
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