Sumerian calcite head amulet, ex. KJ Hewett, ex. SothebysW66
A calcite amulet in the form of a head with recessed eyes. The amulet is pierced vertically for suspension.
Mesopotamia, Sumerian, late 4th to mid 3rd Millennium BC
2.2 x 2.2 cms
Losses as seen in the photographs
Ex. private collection, UK; given to the former owner by the dealer K J Hewett (London, UK, 1919-1994). Acquired in Sothebys London, 15th July 1980.
Remnants of a label and mid 20th Century illegible ink inscription on the rear