CARVED STONE CYLINDER SEAL, FOUND IN CYPRUS
COLLECTED IN CYPRUS, PRIOR TO 1940
The stone with blue-green and straw colored tones, revealing incised carving depicting bearded figures, a youth holding whips, lions, birds, a dog, and a pillar of fire.
Inscribed on the seal are two Cypro-Syllabic characters representing the vowels, "I" and "E," possibly referring to the person for whom the seal was commissioned or to the carver.
Based on recent consultation with multiple sources, this is most likely a 19th or early 20th century forgery.
38 mm. long