Syrian Gable Seal with an Offering Scene

Culture: Levant
Period: Mid 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Basalt
Dimensions: 2.2 cm x 2.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6250
Provenance: Swiss collection Hans Zellweger (1916-2000), acquired from Elie Borowski. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: A gable basalt seal, rather to be dated late, depicting on the right a dignitary with an elaborate headdress, seated in front of an altar and holding in the right hand a jug. Left to the altar a standing figure with a similar headdress placing the left hand under the jug and possibly handing over it. Behind the standing figure a high plant. Dome-shaped seals are mostly to be dated to 2500 B.C., the material and the depiction refer to a clearly later date, which we set to 1500 B.C.