FIVE WESTERN ASIATIC CYLINDER SEALS
CIRCA LATE 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 2,500
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FIVE WESTERN ASIATIC CYLINDER SEALS CIRCA LATE 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. Including a Middle Assyrian bitumen seal, circa 1100-900 B.C., with two facing seated griffins either side of a stylised tree; a Neo-Assyrian cornelian seal, circa 900-750 B.C., with goddess standing on low dais with worshipper in front; a Syrian chalcedony seal, circa 900-700 B.C., with a worshipper standing in front of a sacred tree, three symbols on poles at the side; a Neo-Babylonian cornelian seal, circa 900-600 B.C., with the figure of Etana carried by an eagle and a Lahmu hero wrestling with a rearing bull; and a Neo-Elamite red and white stone seal, circa 800-500 B.C., with two facing birds 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) high max. (5)