• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 374

    A NEO-BABYLONIAN CARNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL

    CIRCA 900-700 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A NEO-BABYLONIAN CARNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL
    CIRCA 900-700 B.C.
    Engraved with a four-winged hero standing before a leaping winged bearded bull-man, the monster's forelegs bent below, the hind quarters aloft, his wing upright
    1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, 1970s.