A finely engraved Sassanian carnelian conoid stamp seal features a naturalistically depicted wolf on the base.
Stamp seal and cylinder seals are one of the most distinctive genres of ancient Near Eastern glyphic arts, representing the favoured decorative images and revealing the religious realm of the Ancient Near East. Stamp seals might have first been produced during the 6th-5th millennium BC, in Mesopotamia, when selling goods for administrative uses.
Measurement : 1.6 cm diameter
Provenance: Ex major SM., London, Collection 1970-2010.
- Stamp Seal
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 224 BC - 651 AD
- Good Condition, See Photo