SEVENTEEN NEAR EASTERN SEALS
circa 8th-5th century b.c.
Including five Neo-Babylonian chalcedony and agate pyramidal and conoid stamp seals (four with a figure at an altar, one with a schematic device); two Neo-Babylonian scaraboids (one of blue chalcedony with a figure at a tree, a winged disk, and crescent in the sky, one of carnelian with an enigmatic device); an Achaemenid two-tone chalcedony conoid with a king dispatching a winged lion, a crescent above; a Syrian white steatite scaraboid with an ibex; a Syrian red steatite stamp with a winged, horned lion, the handle with four stylized animal heads; two Western Asiatic seals (a black steatite scaraboid with a figure and a lion, a white stone double-sided seal with an animal and a man with a staff); an Urartian green speckled steatite conoid with a lion and crescent; a Mitanian green steatite cylinder with a figure at a tree, and a row of birds below a running spiral; a brown stone seal with an animal combat on one side, a reclining goat on the other; a white stone tabloid with a scorpion; a bronze ring with two standing males; together with seventeen Islamic and modern seals; an Eastern Mediterranean blue glass head of a black man; and a blue glass knucklebone
16 in. (3.3 cm.) high for the largest (36)