Bird Effigy Votive Seal with an Intaglio - D.0181 - For Sale

Bird Effigy Votive Seal with an Intaglio - D.0181
Price: $1500.00
This ancient votive seal was discovered with a cache of similar artifacts along the shores of Lake Van. Evoking the dawn of Western culture, these apparently were offerings a the shrine of some powerful god.This unknown deity appears to have been associated with fertility and rebirth.The design that adorns them—of birds, animals, cult idols—probably stood in proxy for more costly sacrifices. Pressed into soft clay or wax, they would have created multiple images to win the favor of the god. Carved with an abstract simplicity but an observant eye toward nature,he stark visual appeal of this piece is timeless. These seals represent dreams, hopes and aspirations for health, success, and happiness that are as old as civilization itself.- (D.0181) Engraved Votive Seal With An Intaglio D.181 Origin:Lake Van, Anatolia Circa:4000BCto3000BCDimensions:1.375(3.5cm) high x.75(1.9cm) wide collection: Near Eastern Style: Neolithic Medium: Dickite

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