SIZE:

Width - 1.8 cm

CONDITION:

Fine condition

PROVENANCE:

Baidun Family Collection

REFERENCE:

SG_PH_1009

PRICE:

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A Phoenician Hematite Seal of a Recumbent Deer

DESCRIPTION:

Seals were used throughout the ancient Levant to identify the sender while ensuring the document’s security. This darkly colored Hematite seal comes from Phoenicia and contains the etching of a recumbent deer with accentuated horns and a tufted breast. The deer is resting yet appears ready and aware, its mouth slightly open and its body poised for action, a fitting symbol of its ancient owner perhaps? One wonders of the messages this piece once sealed and to whom they were sent. This seal dates from approximately 500 BC – 300 BC and has been restored to excellent condition.