Syria/Mesopotamia Carved Stone Tabular Bi-Facial Gable Seal Bead - Snake & Beast

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Seller: whitefire7 (1,226) 100%, Location: ROSSENDALE, Lancashire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273908175364 THE ITEM FOR SALE IS AN ANCIENT SYRIA-SOUTHERN MESOPOTAMIA CARVED STONE TABULAR BI-FACIAL GABLE SEAL BEAD - SNAKE & BEASTThe Gable type stone seal features a quadruped animal / beast with head facing backward to one side and a snake to the other.Steatite. Syria/Southern Mesopotamia. Proto-literate period. Late 5th - early 3rd millennium B.C. The iconography of this particular gable seal is quite crude, suggesting that it is possibly an earlier example. The bead is holed vertically and has a smooth overall patina.Measures - 3.5 cm by 3.2 cm and 1.4 mm thick approx.Weighs 23.8 grams. In Fine condition.Acquired on the London Art Market, 1980'sNot to be missed a great addition to an collection.NO RESTORATION PICTURES PROVIDED FOR YOUR OWN APPRAISAL. Thanks for looking.International signed for shipping £9.00 PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT PAYPAL, UK CHEQUE OR POSTAL ORDER SENT TRACKABLE.I POST TO ALL WORLD LOCATIONSSPECIAL DELIVERY OPTION (on request) COMES WITH £500 COMPENSATION COVER. Please check my other interesting items which I will be selling from my collection that I will be listing over the next few weeks THANKS FOR LOOKING:) Condition: In fine conditionLate 5th - early 3rd millennium B.C, Colour: see photographs, Provenance: London Art Market, 1980's, Material: Stone, Type: STONE SEAL BEAD

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