Marble Seal in Form of a Crouching Bull

Culture: Sumerian
Period: Djemdet Nasr period, 3100-2900 B.C.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 1.6 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6448
Provenance: Private collection Rober Feuer, New York, USA. Acquired in the 1970s to 1980s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Finely worked out marble seal with a crouching bull facing to the left. The animal has its legs tighten and faces with the head to the side. The finely pierced eyes once carried gems. The horns are short and broad, the tail raised. At the bottom several indentations for the seal imprint. The bull has a vertical perforation through the back so that the seal could be worn with a string. With an old, labelled collection cover.