Conoid stamp seal with spade of Marduk

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Object: Conoid stamp seal with spade of Marduk

Material: White stone with beautiful marbling. Possibly ancient marks of high temperature from a fire.

Period: 7th cent. BC to 6th cent. BC.
Neo-Assyrian or Neo-Babylonian.

Description:    Conoid stamp seal with a drill hole at the upper side to string the piece. The stamp shows a to priests flanking the spade of the god Marduk, patron of Babylon. Above is a crescent, symbolizing the moon god Sin, who was worshipped mainly in Harran.

Dimensions: 22mm height, 18mm diameter.

Condition: Perfect preservation.

Provenance: Acquired by us in 2014 from a German auction house. Previously in the important collection of the notary Dr. Paul Gerhard Langenkamp (1922–2012) from Duesseldorf, Germany. Acquired into his collection from the European art market between the 1940s and 1980s. Many pieces from his collection has been bought at the art specialists Drouot Paris, Palais d’Orsay, Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel and Frank Sternberg AG Zürich.

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