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High Quality Sassanian Carnelian seal with Scorpio, 4th.-6th. cent. AD

High Quality Sassanian Carnelian seal with Scorpio, 4th.-6th. cent. AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1413692
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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: 18-19 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.
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