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This page, offering three ancient seals (one of the following four described has been sold), is the 35th in a series listing individually priced items from the MAB estate collection. Included on this page (MAB 330, 332 and 333) are two from the Sassanian Empire of northern Afghanistan dating c.600-900 A.D. with one seal (a superb red-orange jasper) showing a mythical beast with wings, horns, and a horse-like head, a second with the image of a scorpion (the Scorpion King?), and the last with a bird-like image with spread wings. The ancient Syrian seal shows the King wearing a cap shaped like an elephant. Prices in this group range from $150 to $375, and grades, on a basis of 1-10, range from 6 to 10. When age, culture, area of origin, and country were available in the estate records, they are included, or otherwise noted that none were available. Each photo lists first the item inventory number in brackets, a brief description of the item, approximate date, provenance, size, material made from, condition with a subjective grade (10 being the highest) noted by this writer, and finally the price. Each item comes with a small display card and a biographical sketch about the late owner. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # or the STOCK # at the top of this page, and ALSO to the item’s INVENTORY NUMBER (i.e., the MAB #) as shown in the brackets on its photo. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings and at the same time limit the browsing time, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have a number of different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.