PROPERTY FROM THE LIGABUE FAMILY COLLECTION
A MITANNIAN ROCK CRYSTAL CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA 1450-1300 B.C.
With a pair of confronting seated winged sphinxes and a pair of recumbent goats, their heads turned back, two lions attacking a bull above, a disc within a square in the field
11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) high
with Rabi Soleymani, Tehran.
Acquired by the current owner’s father, Venice, 1975; thence by descent.