White limestone carved repeating geometric rhomb shapes. Size 3/4 inches L. Small chip Compare.: M.-L. & H. Erlenmeyer, Orientalia, n.s. 25, 1956, pl. 28, fig. 63; F. Digard, Repertoire analytique des cylindres orientaux, Paris, 1975,
Provenance: Ex Collection of Howard T. Knapp (1915-2010), a former physicist for the Space Program at NASA, had a deep passion for armor and weaponry and acquired many fascinating pieces from the 60s to the 80s during his extensive world traveling. With an impressive collection that included a three thousand-year-old Ancient Greek sword and over five thousand pieces of pottery, later in life Knapp was an antique dealer and director of Castle Armory Antique Arms Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. He died in 2010 at the age of 95.
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