13 June 2000
SIX NEAR EASTERN CYLINDER SEALS
circa 13th-7th century b.c.
Including a Neo-Babylonian blue chalcedony seal engraved with a winged deity between two winged bearded sphinxes; a Neo-Babylonian gray chalcedony seal with a worshipper facing a winged deity, a winged sun-disk above; a Middle Assyrian blue faience seal with two rearing ibexes on either side of a sacred tree, a flying bird above; a Neo-Assyrian calcified chalcedony seal with a worshipper before a seated figure, an altar between them, a winged sun-disk above; another similar, of blue chalcedony; and a Neo-Assyrian rose quartz seal with a worshipper facing a deity with multiple arms and a deity in a nimbus
15/8 in. (4.1 cm) high for the largest (6)
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 295.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975, for the fourth.
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