6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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