13 June 2000
AN ACHAEMENID BLUE CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL
circa late 6th century b.c.
Engraved with a standing figure before an enthroned figure, an offering table between them topped with a calf's head, a chalice and a round object, the standing figure holding a cup, a winged sun-disk above, the terminal an inscription in Greek reading: PAKRYPHAS
¾ in. (1.9 cm) high
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 299.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975.
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