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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1335792
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$225.00
A RARE AND LOVELY CHLORITE STONE JAR, BACTRIA, CA. 2000.1500 BC

The jar very attractive with a sprout, finely carved and polished with a small footring and a pinched rim. Also note the raised section around the sprout.

Size: 93 mm. over the sprout.

Condition: Choice, the sprout slightly chipped as seen in the pictures, othervise intact. Some uncleaned dirt in the interiour of the jar.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1335708
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Sumerian quartz cylinder seal with banquet scene, Early Dynastic III, ca 2500-2300 B.C.

Size: 19 mm.

Depicted two facing seated female (rare occurrence!) figures w birdheads before the temple, both wearing long skirt and raising a cup.

Ex. P. Erelt Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1335706
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$1,400.00
Neo-Babylonian or Neo-Assyrian cylinder seal, dating ca. 800-700 BC.

A spectacular cylinder seal, relatively large and perfect condition and wonderful style.

In lapis lazuli, burnt or petrified on the surface.

Size: 30x15mm.

Accompanied with a note of prof. Lambert: ''The main items shown on this seal are two gods. On the right is a standing god in a nimbus. he wears no head-gear, but a long robe open at the front, from which one leg projects...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1335703
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Akkadian greyish stone cylinder seal with unique design, dating ca. 2300-2200 BC.

A very attractive seal, massive as most Akkadian seals are. Accompanied by a scholarly note by professor W.G. Lambert: "Cylinder Seal of Grey Stone. 32 x 24mm. In the centre of the scene is a standing god, with long beard, long robe from the waist of decorated cloth and bottom fringe. In each hand he is gripping the horn of a bull: the two identical: long curling beards and manes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1335055
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$650.00
A rare large Mesopotamian cylinder seal in shell, dating to the Akkadian period, c. 2200-2100 B.C.

A large seal measuring 19 mm. in diameter and 29 mm. in height.

a contest scene with gods/heros figthing bulls and a lion. Engravings were made in the finest style of Akkadian sealcutters.

Condition: Choice and finely preserved engraving, chipped affecting lower part of the engraving. Nice patina.

Ex. Estonian private collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1335054
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$350.00
Interesting unidentified white stone stamp seal, Western Asia, late 3rd.-early 2nd. millenium BC.

Most possible Elamite or BMAC.

The seal is rectangular with a diamond cross section and engraved on both sides with a horned bull and a large bird, likely an Eagle, caugth in mid air with wings spread, looks like it's in an attacking mode.

Size: 31 mm. long and 24 mm. broad. Pierced.

Condition: Superb.

Ex. Old US collection, sold at Hirsch years ago...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1335053
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$450.00
A rare smaller cylinder seal in Lapis Lazuli, dating to the Early Dynastic period, mid 3rd. millenium BC.

A choice early seal with a beautiful engraving of a contest scene.

Size: 15 x 8 mm.

Condition: Choice, smaller chip.

Ex. The Kjersgaard Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1335051
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$395.00
Wonderful style Early Mesopotamnian seal, dating Jemdet Nasr / Early Dynastic, ca. 2800-2600 BC.

The seal is carved in black stone with a complicated scene of monsters fighting.

Size: 28 mm. high.

Condition: Choice, with some wear.

Ex. Anders Egeskov collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1332343
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A wonderful lot of three Sassanian stamp seal from an old Danish Collection, dating 200-500 BC.

Seals in three different material, Carnelian, Hemaetite and Agate. All seals with finely patinated surface and fine Sassanian style. The best of the seals shows a bridled horse, the other seals with stylized bird and another more detailed bird eating.

Size: c. 17-18 mm. for each.

Condition: Choice!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1332341
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$350.00
A Cylinder seal carved in a honey coloured, Anatolian (Lake Van), 2nd. mill. BC.

Priest or god standing with two winged animals an inscription behind, unntranslated and likely imitating Babylonian Cuneiform.

Size: 17 mm. and 16 mm. thick.

Provenance: The private collection of Dipl. Ing. Udo Schwalm, who was involved in construction work in the area of Van in the 1952-1958. It comes with a documentation. from curator Dr. Bodo Schwalm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1332317
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Mitannian elaborate style. A contest scene between archers 1500-1300 BC

The seal done in a very vigorous style and of a particularly fine beige stone with black blotches.

Size:: 17,5 mm x 11 mm

Provenance: Forming part of the Dr. Paul Gerhard Langenkamp (1921-2012) collection, Düsseldorf, Germany. Assembled from the 1940’s to the 1980’s, bought from the auctions Paris Hotel Drouot, Palais d’Orsay, Münzen und Medaillen A.G...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1331942
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A Sassanian seal carved in an ealier Phoenician or greek scaraboid seal (ca. 600-400 BC), fine style engraving depicting a king or prince, Greater persia, 300-500 AD.

Size: 21 mm.

Provenance: European private collection, details disclosed to the byer
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1331461
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$750.00
A rare and exceptional macehead, Mesopotamian / Sumerian, 3rd. Millenium BC.

The macehead of a compressed round form with carvings in relief of two coiled snakes, representing the Sumerian God, Ningizidda. The god, either called Zu or Ningizzida, is lord of the watery abyss from which mortal life arises and to which it returns.

Size: 82 mm. in diameter and 181 grams...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1331458
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$750.00
A rare and exceptional macehead, Mesopotamian / Sumerian, 3rd. Millenium BC.

The macehead of a compressed round form with carvings that stands out against recessed areas Finely carved heads of monsters of human form with sharp teeths.

Size: 65 cm. in diameter and 174 grams.

Condition: Extremely fine, finely weathered and patinated surfaces.

Ex. Dutch Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1331114
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$475.00
A Sumerian seal in the shape of a lions head, Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3000-2900 B.C.

The seal made in cream marble with fine red veins.

size: 3,1 x 3,6 cm

The seal amulet in the form of a lion’s head. Drill-hole design on back with grazing animals, one horned, hole pierced through middle laterally. A very beautiful and rather scarce seal in this condition!

Ex. Estonian Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1330906
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$450.00
A Tepe Gawra type seal, North Mesopotamia, circa 4000-3900 B.C.
Steatite

Size: 2,5 cm

A “dancing” animal-headed figure with outstretched arms, probably a deity or a demon. Seals in similar design are known from Tepe Gawra, level XI/XA, phase XI. It is contemporary to Early Uruk period (4000-3800 BC).

Condition: Choice, nice smooth wear.

Published: Erik. K. Rasmussen, The cylinder seal as an objet d’art, Copenhagen 2010
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1321986
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$1,550.00
Sumerian Early Dynastic IIIa cylinder seal, dating circa 2600-2500 B.C.

Shell core

Size: 3,9 x 2,1 cm.

The rampant animals comprising two crossed lions each attacking a horned animal, the spotted leopard at right joining in the attack.

According to Dominique Collon the leopard appears in the contest scenes only very briefly...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1318742
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$150.00
Bactria, c.2000 – 1500 BC. A black chlorite jar with foot ring and pinched rim. Intact with glossy surfaces and much eye appeal.

Size: ca. 80 mm. wide and 42 mm. high.

Condition: Choice, nice patina.