A Neo-Assyrian Brown Chalcedony Cylinder Seal, ca. 883 - 612 BCE
MM2102Regular price $6,500 USD
finely carved with a striding king, a running bull at his feet, a winged eagle-headed genius offering him a vessel, a recumbent animal with elongated neck and a bird on a tree behind, drilled borders above and below, the copper or bronze pin remaining.
Published: Sotheby's New York, June 23, 1989 lot #9
Condition: Complete, with cracking to the body that has been professionally stabilized and filled, overall in very condition. A rare and exceptional example.
Dimensions: Length: 3.1 cm (1.22 inches)
Provenance: Iraj Lak collection, London ca. 1974-1984, published Sotheby's New York, June 23, 1989 lot #9, thereafter two private east coast collections.