Bactrian Bronze Stamp Seal Depicting An Openwork Cross

Item Description

C. 2300-2000 BC

An interesting square bronze, compartmented and open-work stamp seal, in the form of a cross with each quarter is filled with an L-shape which creates a small square at each outer corner. It is a flat face and flat back, with a u-shape handle.

Slight damage to one corner with green and earthy surface deposits, otherwise in good condition and nice detail.

Provenance: London Collection in 1990’s, accompanying letter seen by the late W.G. Lambert, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Birmingham, 1970-1993.

Size: 37mm x 34mm



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