• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 373

    A MIDDLE ASSYRIAN OBSIDIAN CYLINDER SEAL

    CIRCA 13TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A MIDDLE ASSYRIAN OBSIDIAN CYLINDER SEAL
    CIRCA 13TH CENTURY B.C.
    Engraved with a charioteer running down an opponent, standing with his bow drawn, aiming forward, the victim laying beneath the horse's front legs, one arm reaching upwards and the other bent towards his breast, with his spear lying beside him, a bird with outspread wings soaring above
    1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Elie Borowski, 1980.