Sumerian Shell Amulet in Form of a Calf

Culture: Sumerian
Period: 1st half 3rd millennium B.C.
Material: Shell
Dimensions: 1.6 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6453
Provenance: Private collection Rober Feuer, New York, USA. Acquired in the 1970s to 1980s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Shell amulet in form of a calf worked out on both sides. The animal with deeply pierced eyes, which once held gems. The head triangular with horns. The body depicted stylized with delicate curves. The back concave with a slightly transverse perforation for suspension. With an old, labelled collection cover.