Sumerian Shell Amulet in Form of a Bovine

Culture: Sumerian
Period: Djemdet Nasr period, 3100-2900 B.C.
Material: Shell
Dimensions: 2.9 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6338
Provenance: Private collection Peter Hollander (1931-2014), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Condition: The perforation worn.
Description: Amulet in form of a bovine made from a shell. The animal with a round buttock, accentuated legs, flat ears and deeply pierced eyes, where stones in a different color were once inlayed. On the back a perforation for suspension. Mounted.