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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    A KASSITE MOTTLED RED JASPER CYLINDER SEAL

    CIRCA 1400-1300 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A KASSITE MOTTLED RED JASPER CYLINDER SEAL
    CIRCA 1400-1300 B.C.
    Engraved with a supplicant standing before a rearing goat with its head turned back, a bird and a wedge above, with a short prayer in a seven-line cuneiform inscription in Akkadian reading: "May his utterances be held in lordly esteem, May his name be...[exalted], May his progeny be healthy, May his head be ...[blessed], At the command of (the god) Marduk and (the goddess) Sarpanitu, May ..."
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN