Ur III cylinder seal with presentation scene and traces of inscriptionW151
A carved green hardstone cylinder seal decorated with a presentation scene to a goddess. A blank space on the seal retains traces of an erased inscription, presumably so the seal could be re-used by a new owner.
Mesopotamia, Ur III period, c. 2192-2004 BC
2.6 x 1.5 cms
Intact as shown, very slight chips on edges
Ex. collection: R.H., Leighton-Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK; acquired from a local estate assembled during the early/mid 20th Century.