Intaglio, seal, agate, with two antelopes, middle Eastern, possibly 7th century BC
Depth: 31.5 mm, Height: 24.5 mm, Width: 22.5 mm
Given by Sir Leigh Ashton, F.S.A., London, 1958.
Historical significance: Antelopes prancing in this manner and juxtaposed to each other are fairly common in Assyrian seals but in these the forms are highly stylised, though with very defined modelling.
On a narrow base two antelopes rear beside each other making a quasi-heraldic device; between their heads, a half-moon; to the left, underneath the tail of one of the antelopes, a lozenge-shaped device.