Extremely Rare Uruk Eye Idol offering tray: Circa 3700–3500 BC.

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Seller: grimstonian (3,279) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333184937048 Extremely Rare Uruk Eye Idol offering tray A rectangular eye idol offering tray carved in shell. The larger section carved with typical Tel Brak staring eyes, the smaller section with recess for an offering and which may have originally have contained an inlay. Reverse unmodelled. Height 3.7 cms (1.45 ins). Condition: Fine, with some minor surface loss and damage. Middle Uruk: Circa. 3700–3500 BC. Provenance: From a German collection, acquired before 1990 Eye idols, made of stone and having incised eyes, are mostly known from the excavations at Tell Brak in ancient northern Mesopotamia, now Syria, where thousands were found in a building now called the Eye Temple. They were probably dedicated there as offerings, but an an actual offering tray is extremely rare. Extremely Rare Uruk Eye Idol offering tray: Circa 3700–3500 BC. Click images to enlarge Description Extremely Rare Uruk Eye Idol offering tray A rectangular eye idol offering tray carved in shell. The larger section carved with typical Tel Brak staring eyes, the smaller section with recess for an offering and which may have originally have contained an inlay. Reverse unmodelled. Height 3.7 cms (1.45 ins). Condition: Fine, with some minor surface loss and damage. Middle Uruk: Circa. 3700–3500 BC. Provenance: From a German collection, acquired before 1990 Eye idols, made of stone and having incised eyes, are mostly known from the excavations at Tell Brak in ancient northern Mesopotamia, now Syria, where thousands were found in a building now called the Eye Temple. They were probably dedicated there as offerings, but an an actual offering tray is extremely rare. Provenance: From a German collection, acquired before 1990 This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Supplied with illustrated COA. (code H193) Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: Items will be sent with insurance against loss in the post. If it is possible, we will also send with tracking, but not all countries have this possibility; if in doubt, you are welcome to check with us. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Extremely Rare Uruk Eye Idol offering tray: Circa 3700–3500 BC., Type: Eye idol, Material: Shell, Colour: Cream, Provenance: From a German collection, acquired before 1990

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