Description: A pale turquoise frit cylinder seal incised with diagonal lines providing a simple geometric pattern when rolled. Overall surface wear and some minor pitting, otherwise a nice exampe of the type.
Size: 25 mm/1 in. high and 10 mm/0.4 ins. in diameter.
Date: Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3000 B.C.
Provenance: Previously in the collection of Madge Kirkham (1925-2016) and acquired from Folio Fine Art Ltd., London, in May 1969.
Background: Madge Kirkham had a life-long interest in ancient history and was a discriminating collector of antiquities building up a fine and extensive collection of Egyptian amulets. She bought her first antiquities from Folio Fine Art in 1964 and remained a client of Charles Ede when he later specialised in antiquities, continuing to buy from his catalogues for the rest of her life. She was a model collector keeping careful records to document the provenance of the items in her collection.
Supplied with the original receipt from Folio Fine Art Ltd.
Supplied with a custom stand for display with seal impression.