Exceptional Mesopotamian Halaf stamp seal, 5000-3500 BC - For Sale
Exceptional Mesopotamian Halaf stamp seal, 5000-3500 BC
A rare superbly engraved stamp seal, Mesopotamia, Halaf/Ubaid Period, c. 5000-3500 BC.
A massive 11 mm. thick and 22 mm. wide stamp seal, pieced for suspension and beautyfully engraved with great symethri and in high relief in black steatite. The typical geomethric design of the period, but in this case better and deeper engraving and superb condition in a fine stone
Extremely early seal and very rare in this quality!
Ex. Erik K. Rasmussen, published in 'The cylinder seal as an object d'art' 2010.