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Auction: Auktion 30.08.2016
was auctioned on: 30 August 2016
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Western Asiatic Neo-Babylonian Cylinder Seal with Archer

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Estimate: £150 - £200
ca. US$196 - US$262
Price realised:  £372
ca. US$487
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WESTERN ASIATIC NEO-BABYLONIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH ARCHER 8th-7th century BC A chalcedony cylinder seal with archer and animal; accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed and signed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, which states: 'Cylinder Seal of Carnelian, 29.5 x 14 mm. The scene consists of a kneeling archer shooting at a reared-up horned animal with head turned backwards. As fillers there is a star in the space between the animal's hind parts the archer's knees, and a lunar crescent in the sky. This is a Neo-Babylonian seal, c. 800-600 B.C., cut entirely with the cutting wheel, and in good condition save for some chipping to the bottom of the seal.' 10.10 grams, 29mm (1 1/4"). Fine condition. Provenance Property of a London gentleman; part of his family collection since the 1970s. Footnotes This lot is part of a single collection of cylinder seals which were examined in the 1980s by Professor Lambert and most are accompanied by his own detailed notes; the collection has recently been reviewed by Dr. Ronald Bonewitz.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Timeline Auctions
Title: Auktion 30.08.2016
Date of the auction: 30 Aug 2016
Address: Timeline Auctions
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