13 June 2000
SIX NEO-BABYLONIAN AND GRAECO-PERSIAN SEALS
circa 6th-4th century b.c.
Including two calcified chalcedony pyramidal stamp seals, one engraved with a hero fighting a lion, the other (damaged) with a hippocamp and a fish; together with three conoids, one blue chalcedony with the master of the animals, one blue chalcedony with a hero fighting a stag, and one yellow, red and white veined jasper with a lion and a stag; and a gray chalcedony pyramidal seal with a bearded head in profile to the left
.13/16 in. (2.1 cm) in diameter for the largest (6)
Hans Silvius von Aulock
Dr. Elie Borowski
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von Aulock, nos. 153, 165, 197, 199, 203, 209.
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Spanning over 500 years of history, the collection of Indian jewels and jewelled objects sells for $109.3 million
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile