Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
AN ACHAEMENID BANDED AGATE CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with a standing male figure, his head turned to the right, wearing a belted tunic with a vertical band of enclosed dots, grasping the horns of two rearing bull-men, their wings extending back, a triangular symbol in the field to the left of the standing figure, a winged disk hovering above
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long
From the Estate of David Anavian, Los Angeles, imported to the U.S. in 1979.
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