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.
- Stamp Seal
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 224- 651 AD
- Good Condition, See Photo