New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A SASSANIAN CARNELIAN ELLIPSOID
circa 4th-5th century a.d.
Engraved with the fore-parts of a lion and a lioness attacking a bull's head in between them, framed by an inscription reading "Afs-Razay, son of Newen
16 in. (3.13 cm.) wide
Mohsen Foroughi Collection
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Gignoux and Gyselen, Sceaux sasanides de diverses collections prives, no. 33.25.
Frye, "Sassanian Seals in the Collection of Mohsen Foroughi" in Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum, no. 185.
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