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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1417540
Senatus Consulto
$250.00
A fine lot of 7 stamp seals from the Sassanian Empire, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The lot consists of an almost intact and very fine faceted seal with king vs lion, and 6 other seals with some chips, some very large seals as well.

Ex. Egeskov private Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1417539
Senatus Consulto
$295.00
A very rare and interesting Sassanian seal carving, done in a Phoenician or greco-Persian seal stone, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The seal depicting a man with tree and star, of a scaraboid shape and in a wonderful rare speckled yellowish and black stone - very attractive!

Size: 25 mm. in lenght and massive.

Ex. Egeskov collection, formerly Hirsch auctions in Germany and private German collection, 1960s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1414416
Senatus Consulto
$150.00
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Fine elipsoid seal in a particularly attractive fully red carnelien stone with a nice engraving of a horned animal on it's face.

Size: c. 20 mm. wide.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Formerly in British private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1414415
Senatus Consulto
$195.00
A massive stamp seal carved with a winged horse and Pahlevi inscription, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

A high quality inscribed seal of larger size than usual for this type, carved in a very rare form of mottled Jaspis, we've haven't seen quite as splendid before.

Diameter: ca. 24 mm. massive in hand.

Condition: loss to the bottom side and several smaller dings to the handle.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpick...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1414412
Senatus Consulto
$250.00
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A superb emblematic seal, 18 mm. in diameter, in a very beautiful agate or calchedony stone of brown and mottled with white. Carved with a fine magic emblem of the Zoroastrian fate.

Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD

Condition: Superb, truely a gem and larger than usually are.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1414411
Senatus Consulto
$475.00
A very fine lot of four mostly larger stamp seals in superb stones (Banded carnelian, Calchedony, carnelian and hemaetite), Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The lot includes different motifs on 7 nicely polished elipsoid seals.

Size: ca. 14-20 mm. wide.

Condition: Mostly intact or with minor chips, finely patinated, most with very sharp imprints.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of co...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413876
Senatus Consulto
$275.00
A superb large stamp seal in , with a mythical beast engraved on it's face, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Fine almost round seal in a superb quality smoky Chalcedon gem stone with a sharp engraving of a mythical beast with wings, perhaps a Pegasus, on it's face.

Size: 23-34 mm. wide and perhaps 19 mm. high.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Ex. Senatus Consulto, 2014, before that in a Germ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413846
Senatus Consulto
$350.00
A very fine lot of four larger stamp seals in superb stones (Banded carnelian, Calchedony), Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The lot includes different motifs on 4 nicely polished elipsoid seals.

Size: 21-23 mm. wide.

Condition: Choice and intact, finely patinated.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413845
Senatus Consulto
$150.00
A choice stamp seal in Carnelian, with a Lion engraved on it's face, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Fine elipsoid seal in a particularly attractive banded carnelien with a nice engraving of a Lion on it's face.

Size: c. 19 mm. wide.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Formerly in British private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413817
Senatus Consulto
$165.00
A choice stamp seal in Carnelian, with a Scorpio engraved on it's face, 4th.-6th. century AD.

Fine elipsoid seal with a nice engraving of a Scorpio on it's face.

Size: c. 18 mm. wide.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Ex Antony Douch, London Jeveller, ca. 1999, formerly in British private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413792
Senatus Consulto
$195.00
Higly interesting depiction of a female divinity, Sassanian, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Most possible a depiction of one of the three female Amesha Spenta in the Zoroastrian religion, and likely Ameretat, protector of plants, crescent above her head.

Fine quality carving on a nice banded carnelian stone.

Size: 20-21 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice, some wear and patina, but completely intact.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare colle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413770
Senatus Consulto
$250.00
A very interesting larger stamp seal in carnelian depicting a standing helmeted soldier, Sassanian Empire, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

Elipsoid seal, engraved with a standing soldier in high relief. A very rare motif in Sassanian stamp seals!

Size: 23 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice, intact with much wear to edges and surfaces, but unchipped and very nice. Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of coll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413765
Senatus Consulto
$265.00
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A superbly executed seal in an attractive stone, Sassanian, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Elipsoid seal, with an oval face, engraved with a horse in high relief with some superb details of the mane etc inside a finely dotted border.

Attractive even red carnelian stone.

Size: mm. in diameter.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Ex Malcolm Hay, London 2003.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413764
Senatus Consulto
$265.00
Reserved
An unsually nice stamp seal in a fine silverish black Haematite stone, Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

A rare shape with ridges, and engraved with a large Stag of a particularly fine style for the period and type of seal. Symbols of the Sun and Moon in the field.

Size: 11-12 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Superb, with a sharp and deep impression.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of col...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413698
Senatus Consulto
$325.00
Reserved
A rare inscribed stamp seal in a carnelian stone, Early Sassanian, 3rd. century AD.

Elipsoid seal, engraved with a Grif of a particularly fine style for the period and type of seal. Pahlevi inscription around the motif.

Size: 16 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice and intact, with crackled surfaces and patina and a fine impression.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Ex Sen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413692
Senatus Consulto
$450.00
A very high quality stamp seal in Carnelian, with a Scorpio engraved on it's face, 4th.-6th. century AD.

Sassanian seals with Scorpios are in high demand amoing collectors, but they are normally carved somewhat crudely; This seal is very fine engraved and the scorpio is here rendered quite naturalistic in an almost classical style. Add to this the great beauty of the seal itself, a wonderful carnelian stone with dark brown clouds and blodred veins, perfectly polished.

Size...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413691
Senatus Consulto
$975.00
An important banded Agate seal, carved re-using an ancient Mesopotamian bead in the Late Parthian-Early Sassanian period, ca. 2nd.-3rd. century AD.

Exceptional style and very sharp carving of a winged Lion and Pahlevi inscription in front, crescent above. Note that the seal stone is round and not slightly compressed - it's a re-use of a large pre-dynastic bead, Mesopotamian, 3rd. millenium BC.

The seal is massive and extremely attractive for the fine stone quality alone, b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413682
Senatus Consulto
$850.00
An absolutely stunning large stamp seal with the engraving of a standing or dancing court lady, wearing a thin veil, Sassanian, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

As with many the Sassanian seals from the Egeskov collection, this seal combines the choice of a superb quality smoky Chalcedon with an unusual engraving in a particularly fine style for the type and period.

Size: 27 mm. wide.

Condition: Choice, fine wear and patina.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important ...