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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1426954
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$195.00
A beautiful larger silver bowl, Sassanian Empire, 300-600 AD.

The Sassanid Dynasty, was the the last native Persian Kingdom to rule Ancient Near East before the Islamic conquest.

An attractive hammered silver bowl with multible concenthric lines around the interior.

Size: ca. 17 cm. wide and 4,5 cm. tall.

Condition: Nice. A small hole and a chip to the rim, othervise intact. Partly cleaned with some remaining cuprite encrustations that can be removed. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1426953
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$350.00
A beautiful larger silver bowl, Sassanian Empire, 300-600 AD.

The Sassanid Dynasty, was the the last native Persian Kingdom to rule Ancient Near East before the Islamic conquest.

An attractive hammered silver bowl, with an scetchy incised animal in the center of the interior and multible concenthric lines around. It looks like a simple bird, but it needs more cleaning to be certain!

Size: ca. 17 cm. wide and 6 cm. tall.

Condition: Choice! A small plug...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1421450
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$195.00
An interesting and seldomly if ever seen head of a Parthian, Roman, 1st. century BC-1st. century AD.

Parthia was the great enemy of Rome in the 1st. century BC and up to the 2nd. century AD. This head is from Later Republic or Early Imperial periods and depicts a Pathian, well-modelled with bearded features and the Parthian hood.

Size: 6,6 cm. incl. the lucite base, 4,4 cm. for the head alone.

Condition: Choice for this type.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1417540
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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 #1414415
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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 #1414411
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$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
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$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
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$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
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$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
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$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
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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 #1413692
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$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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413691
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$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
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$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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413680
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$1,250.00
A very important and highly interesting seal, Sassanian, 3rd.-4th. century AD.

Hemispheric shape, drilled with small hole of the early period. The seal carved in an attractive red Jaspis with the bust of a Prinsess or noble woman of the courth and a Pahlevi inscription.

Size: 17 mm.

Condition: Choice, some fine patina and weathering to the handle with the seal carving perfectly preserved!

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of S...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413677
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$875.00
High qaulity seal stone, carved in a fine dark green Jaspis, early Sassanian, ca. 3rd.-4th. century AD

Superbly polished and symethrically pierced and with a carving of a winged horse or a Pegasus on the seal.

Size: 17-18 mm. - large for this type.

Condition: Superb.

Exceptionally fine engraving and polishing for the period and type.

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 #1375933
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$150.00
A scarce and well executed larger Sassanian stamp seal, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The seal carved in a fine red carnelian and with a good rendering of a reclining Bull.

Size: 26 mm. wide.

Condition: Verry nice, some overall wear and minor chips.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in M√ľnich, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1372909
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$150.00
A wonderful and large stamp seal, Sassanian, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

Very scarce seal for this size, carved in ROckcrystal and it depicts a fine bird walking.

Size: 25 mm wide and 22 mm. high.

Condition: Choice, minor chip and wear from use.

Ex. Dr. M. M., from Westfalen, Germany, bought 1970.