London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A BABYLONIAN KASSITE/MIDDLE ASSYRIAN CORNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA 1200-1100 B.C.
Showing a nude male figure with hands held aloft and streams of water flowing into two jars on the ground, a Kassite cross in front of him, a branching tree with bent trunk and bird perched in its uppermost branches flanked below by a seated winged bearded sphinx and a locust, above a pair of facing recumbent horned quadrupeds, a rhomb in the field
1 1/16 in. (2.6 cm.) high
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The story of Nicolas de Staël’s ‘crowning achievement’, which looks set to become the most valuable football painting in history
Take a close-up look at works from our October 20th Century sales in Paris, spanning Impressionism to modern and contemporary art