13 June 2000
TWO NEAR EASTERN CYLINDER SEALS
circa 9th-6th century b.c.
Including a Pre-Achaemenid green-gray steatite seal, circa 7th-6th century B.C., with a fallen ibex resting on its bent fore-legs, its head turned back, its long arching horns ridged, the seal surmounted by a stylized head of the demon Pazuzu with rounded beard and bulging eyes, a pendant loop above; and a smaller Luristan bronze seal, circa 9th-8th century B.C., with two standing figures along the cylinder, a T-shape as the device for the stamp on the underside, surmounted by a double Pazuzu head
2¾ in. (7 cm) high for the first (2)
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 297.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975, for the first.
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