Sasanian Agate Stamp Seal

Description
Sasanian Agate Stamp Seal
Circa 224- 651 AD

A finely engraved Sassanian agate stamp seal featuring a duck resting above rippling water. A cuneiform sign, which might refer to Enli, is inscribed above the duck.

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, used for selling goods and administrative uses.

Measurement : 1.9 cm diameter; 1.7 cm hight

Provenance: Ex major SM., London, Collection 1970-2010.

Lot details
Culture
Sasanian
Material
Agate
Object
Stamp Seal
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 224- 651 AD
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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