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Spendid large Banded Agate Sassanian seal w winged Lion & Pahlevi

Spendid large Banded Agate Sassanian seal w winged Lion & Pahlevi


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1413691
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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, but add to this the very artful and unusually fine style of the engraving and inscription.

Size: 22 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Superb, extremely crisp engraving, wonderful ancient patina to the surfaces.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of Sassanian seals, handpicked over 30 years of collecting. Ex Malcolm Hay, London 2003.
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