6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A LYDIAN/ACHAEMENID BLUE CHALCEDONY PYRAMIDAL STAMP SEAL
CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with an ibex suckling a kid, the ibex with long backward curving horns, one foreleg raised, a tree to the right, on a thin groundline, with two linear devices in the field
1 1/16 in. (2.6 cm.) long
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For related seals bearing linear devices see Boardman, "Seals and Signs, Anatolian Stamp Seals of the Persian Period Revisited," in Iran 36.
European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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