Sumerian Alabaster Stamp Seal
An ancient Sumerian alabaster stamp seal in the form of a reclining cow. The stamped impression forms two beads.
Jemdet Nasr Period, 3500-2900 BC.
The site of Jemdet Nasr in northern central Mesopotamia was an important administrative and cultural center at the turn of the 3rd millennium BC. The Jemdet Nasr Period is associated with the Urban Revolution, the building of cities, the advent of copper and bronze metallurgy, and the transition between prehistory and history.
cf. for a similar example: Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, (New York, 1987), p. 50, no. 8.
Formerly in the R. Nasser collection, New York, acquired in the 1980's.
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We reduced the price from $750 to $500
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