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Large Sassanian domed seal

Large Sassanian domed seal


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1199468

Please refer to our stock # NE-086 when inquiring.
 $700.00 
$700.00

Sassanian domed seal bead. Sassanid Empire, Persia 224 - 642 AD. Banded chalcedony 30mm (1 1 / 16"). Represents Gayomard, the first human ancestor, created by Ahura Mazda. Angra Mainyu, the force of evil, sent a demon to destroy him, and from his body grew a tree upon which formed the first proper human couple, Mashya and Mashyana. Gayomard corresponds to Orion and his dog corresponds to Sirius. These large, shallow carved seals served as talismans for the dead. From a Chicago 'Gold Coast' collection, inherited from an old Boston estate. Details to purchaser.