Mesopotamian rock crystal lion sealW76
A fine rock crystal seal in the form of a recumbent lion, the base carved with a leaping gazelle within an oval border.
Mesopotamia, probably Neo-Assyrian or Neo-Babylonian, c. 7th Century BC
1.8 x 3.4 cms
Front of base chipped otherwise intact
Ex. private collection, Cotswolds, UK; acquired from the 1960’s onwards from British auctions and dealers.