Sasanian Carnelian Stamp Seal

Sasanian Carnelian Stamp Seal
Circa 224 BC - 651 AD

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.

Lot details
Stamp Seal
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 224 BC - 651 AD
Good Condition, See Photo
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