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A Mesopotamian Lapis Lazuli Cylinder Seal, Jemdet Nasr, ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE

MA1510

sensitively carved geometric pattern with central band of high carat gold.

Reference: Briggs Buchanan, Catalogue of Ancient Near-Eastern Seals in the Ashmolean Museum, 1. Cylinder Seals, London, 1966, pl. 75

Dimensions:  Seal Length: 3 cm (1.18 inches); Length with chain attachment: 41.91 cm (16.5 inches)

Condition:  Expected deposits, intact and in excellent condition overall, presently strung on a modern 14K gold chain.

Provenance: Ex Malter Galleries, Ca, 1980’s, previously in a private Los Angeles collection.


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