Anatolian Round Seal with Ibex

Culture: Anatolia
Period: 4th millennium B.C.
Material: Black Chlorite
Dimensions: 1.8 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 6483
Provenance: From the German collection Gustav Oberländer (1926-2012).
Condition: Intact
Description: Round, horizontally pierced seal with a stylized ibex facing to the right. The surface of the greenish-black chlorite is finely polished. On the back a collection label with the number 1227. In ancient times seals guaranteed the authenticity of labelled properties. As such, they served for legal transactions and protected good from theft. Usually, these seals were worn around the neck or on a belt, where they always were handy.