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An old collection of 4 ancient stamp seals on a plexi stand!

An old collection of 4 ancient stamp seals on a plexi stand!


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1366748
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A very rare and interesting collection of 4 ancient seals, ca. 3rd.-9th. century AD.

The centerpiece a massive square seal carved in cream stone, depicting a Roman type of horseman in full military attire with lance pointng to the ground: Below the horse a woman is laying on the ground, slightly behind the horseman another standing soldier, holding on to the lance; A winged Deity (angel?) in the top left corner. Byzantine/early medieval, likely Eastern Europe, 6th.-9th. century AD Comes with a hard impression.

3 larger and better Sassanian seals, all in carnelian; A fine large seal with a double portrait of Emperor and Empress, left a finely styled Scorpio and on the right, a standing figure holding a snake or a robe.

Size: The Byzantine seal is 48 mm high, 34 mm. wide and more than 10 mm thick. The Sassanian seals are 25 mm., 20 mm., and 18 mm. wide.

All 4 seals mounted on a plexi stand with the Byzantine piece glued on to the stand.

Ex. Very old Danish Private collection