Jemdet Nasr Black Hardstone Cylinder Seal with Hunting Scene

Item Description

C. 3100 to 2900 BC – Jemdet Nasr Period

A black hardstone cylinder seal depicting a hunting scene of three figures, two lions and an antelope.

In Ancient Near East, cylinder seals played a major role in daily life, as they were used by royals, government officials and slaves to conduct business and send correspondence.  These would have been worn around the neck or wrist and served as a signature and a guarantee, by rolling them into the moist clay of accounting and governance documents.

Good condition with nice detail.

Provenance: H. N. Collection, collected in the 1980’s-90’s.

Size: 19mm diam x 21mm tall



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