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Seller: whitefire7 (1,227) 100%, Location: ROSSENDALE, Lancashire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273821831448 LARGE NEAR EASTERN BRONZE INTAGLIO CYLINDER SEAL BEAD HUNTING SCENEThe item offered for sale is a large ancient Near Eastern probably Achaemenid Empire with great patina. Date: circa 500 BC + or -.The Bronze cylinder seal bead depicts a complex human hunting scene with Antelopes, Lions, Birds and Dogs, Hole for wear ability, probably an amulet and typical of the seals of this period.Weighs 224.1 grams, Measures 69.5 mm long by 25.3 mm wide approximately.This type of an amulet would originally have been in the possession of a single individual. It would have been used to make a impression representing the owner much like a signature. They were used as an administrative tool, a form of signature, as well as Bead jewellery and as magical amulets.In Mesopotamian folk beliefs, objects such as this were considered to give the owner protection. They were considered to be powerful conduits for sympathetic magic and people sought their protection against potentially dangerous spirits.Good condition.Acquired from private London collector.A beautiful piece that displays wonderfully and whoever buys this will be extremely satisfied to own such a rare unusual Ancient item seal bead.NO RESTORATION PICTURES PROVIDED FOR YOUR OWN APPRAISAL. Thanks for looking.No Restoration!No Hassle!Rapid Postage!International signed for shipping £9.00 EASY PAYMENT METHODS PAYPAL, UK CHEQUE, POSTAL ORDER, OTHER BY ARRANGEMENT.I POST TO ALL WORLD LOCATIONSSPECIAL DELIVERY OPTION (on request) COMES WITH £500 COMPENSATION COVER. Please check other interesting items from my collection that I will be listing over the next few weeks Condition: Collectable condition may have been cleaned, Provenance: private London collection, Colour: see photographs good patina, Type: Seal Bead, Material: Bronze

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