A ce jour, le plus vieil entrelacs que j’ai trouvé, et si fin!  plus de 5000 ans d’âge.

Ces cylindres  sceaux authentifiaient des actes commerciaux probablement.

Leather Worker(?) in Rooms Framed by Serpo-Felines, Mesopotamia, Late Uruk period, (ca. 3500–3100 B.C.), Serpentine

« The earliest period of urban civilization in southern Mesopotamia is named Uruk after the preeminent sanctuary town of the age. At Uruk, monumental architecture and sculpture were found in levels that also yielded cylinder seals and their impressions on clay lumps placed over cords around the necks of jars or on clay balls enclosing small counting devices. Somewhat later, cylinders were rolled onto tablets bearing the first signs of Sumerian writing. »

et beaucoup d’autres entrelacs en sceau ….

Male Figure Before a Goddess Drawing Aside Her Mantle, Syria (ca. 1720–1650 B.C.), Hematite,

Horned Deity (?) Seated Before a Shrine, with a Nude Hero Attacking a Lion; Entwined Lion-Headed Snakes

Weather God with Helmet Standing on Mountains, Brandishing Mace and Holding Snake, Lotus Blossom, and Rein of Kneeling Bull Surmounted by Nude Goddess Opening Veil, Suppliant Goddess Behind

Suppliant Goddess with Scorpions Before Winged Goddess with Weapons in Chamber Formed by Guilloches

Source :

The Morgan Library and Museum  qui possède une belle collection exposée sur le Net avec beaucoup de clarté. Allez voir la collection, des pièces uniques par leur beauté et la précision du travail.

Plus on s’enfonce dans le temps, plus le serpent est présent.