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Near Eastern art
Around 3000 B.C.
H : 3.1 cm – Long : 6 cm
Gem, Seal & Intaglio
Complete and in very good condition, despite some superficial wear and some cracks (rump). In the orbits, there are traces of the bitumen used to fix the eyes.
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