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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 303

    A LYDIAN/ACHAEMENID BLUE CHALCEDONY PYRAMIDAL STAMP SEAL

    CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.

    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN