London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A NEO-BABYLONIAN ROCK CRYSTAL HEXAGONAL STAMP SEAL
CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
The base with two reared up confronting bulls, a crescent above, the side with a recumbent mushussu surmounted by the divine symbols of Nabu and Marduk, 15/16 in. (2.3 cm.) high; a Neo-Babylonian chalcedony conoid stamp seal with a worshipper before an altar with the divine symbols of Nabu and Marduk surmounting a recumbent mushussu, a crescent above, 6th Century B.C., 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) high; a large Sassanian chalcedony stamp seal with Pahlavi inscription, 15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) high; and another, chalcedony, with an ibex bordered by an inscription, 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) high, both circa 5th-7th Century A.D., all pierced for suspension (4)
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