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A Near Eastern Carnelian Seal, ca. 1st millennium BCE

MA1414c

pierced vertically for attachment, finely carved with mythical man-bird, possibly depicting Anzû, a massive bird who can breathe fire and water.

Condition: signs of wear to the drilled suspension hole, intact and in excellent condition overall.

Dimensions: Length: 5/8 inch (2 cm)

Provenance: Private NYC collection, previously Anavian family collection, acquired in Iran over thirty years ago by David and Henry Anavian, prior to the Shah's departure.


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