Sumerian Calcite Contest Scene Cylinder Seal  Ex Erlenmyer Coll.

14204. Sumerian Calcite Contest Scene Cylinder Seal Ex Erlenmyer Coll.

Early Dynastic II Ca. 2700-2400 BC

Scene consists of two crossed rearing lions attacking two rampant mythological horned creatures, a male figure, possibly the God Dumuzi, with spiky hair and brandishing a dagger.
Size: 1-5/8 inches (4.1 cm) H.

Provenance: Ex Royal Athena Galleries acquired Bonham’s London April 1999 as property from the Hans Erlenmyer Collection Basel Switzerland acq 1940s-1960.

Original Price: $3,000

Special Price: $2,450


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