13 June 2000
SIX MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEALS
circa early 3rd millennium b.c.
Including a Jemdet Nasr serpentine seal engraved with running animals; an Early Dynastic I-II serpentine seal with a man between two large animals; an Early Dynastic II shell seal with the battle of animals and mythical figures; an Early Dynastic IIIa marble seal with a man amidst animals; an Akkadian serpentine seal with two standing figures and a seated figure; and an Early Dynastic IIIa serpentine seal with a row of worshippers
11/8 in. (2.8 cm) high for the largest (6)
Hans Silvius von Aulock
Dr. Elie Borowski
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
von Aulock, nos. 249-253, 255.
On occasion, Christie’s has a direct financial interest in lots consigned for sale. This interest may include guaranteeing a minimum price to the consignor which is secured solely by consigned property. This is such a lot.
Specialist Jonquil O’Reilly and the curator of Balenciaga and Spanish Painting discuss the exhibition and how Old Master paintings influenced the designer
David Gilmour’s black Fender Stratocaster has gained a level of fame close to that of its owner. This is its story