Hittite Stamp Seal with Demonic Animals

Culture: Hittite
Period: Mid 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Diorite
Dimensions: 2.5 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 6485
Provenance: From the German collection Gustav Oberländer (1926-2012).
Condition: Intact
Description: Large stamp seal of the “knob style” with a central perforation, where once a bronze handle was inserted. Around the perforation demonic animals are engraved. Below a lizard-like being, possibly a crocodile, with open mouth and long tail. In front a fish with a large tail. Below it a reptilian-like animal, which threatens to swallow a smaller animal.