5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY PYRAMIDAL STAMP SEAL
CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with a lion in profile with one forepaw raised, the mane crosshatched, on a groundline; drilled in on the narrow sides for attachment of a now-missing loop handle
13/16 in. (2 cm.) high
Private Collection, Boston, 1989.
A New England Collector; Christie's, New York, 18 December 1998, lot 196.
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