TimeLine Auctions Antiquities, Coins & Medals - Day 2 - Wednesday 21st February 2018
Western Asiatic Neo-Sumerian Cylinder Seal for Temple Priest of King Shu-sin of Der. Ur III, King Shu-sin,
1972-1964 BC. A green and purple serpentine(?"") cylinder seal with two columns of cuneiform text 'priest of temple of Der is your servant', scene depicting a tree and seated figure in flounced robe with horned crown facing a similar figure stand, horned serpent between, third robed figure to the rear; 22 grams, 31mm (1 1/4"") Fine condition, chipped. Rare and important. From an important London collection formed before 1980. See Collon, D. First Impressions. Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East, London, 2005 for discussion.