• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 375

    A NEO-ASSYRIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY PYRAMIDAL STAMP SEAL

    CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A NEO-ASSYRIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY PYRAMIDAL STAMP SEAL
    CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
    Engraved with a robed warrior with his hand outstretched, facing a divine symbol above the back of the dragon Mushushu, two facing eagles below with a rhomb in between; one face engraved with a cuneiform inscription with a personal name, reading, in part: Nabu-ban-apli
    1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, 1970s.