Ancient Bronze Bactrian Stamp Seal, 2nd millennium BC
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: item # 590588
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Ancient Bactrian copper alloy compartmented stamp seal, circa 2200-1600 BC, of openwork circular form with suspension loop behind.
REFERENCES: Cf. Pittman “Art of Bronze Age”, fig. 25e; compartment metal stamp seals such as these first appear around 2200 BC and last until about 1600 BC. A similar Bactrian seals was sold at Christie’s London on 19-20 April 1999 lot 404 at the price £ 4,000-6,000.
CONDITION: deep green patina with earthen encrustation.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter 4.5 cm (1 3/4 inches)
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