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Cylinder Seal of Translucent Chalcedony - LK.294
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 800 BC to 700 BC
Dimensions: 1.02" (2.6cm) high
Collection: Near Eastern Art
Medium: Chalcedony


Additional Information: sold

Location: Great Britain
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The design shows a worship scene of three standing figures. On the right is a human worshiper with a long beard, wearing a robe to the feet with a bottom fringe. He raises the right hand with finger extended, the left hand is held out. Facing him are a god and goddess, both taller than the worshiper. They both wear long plain robes and hats with knobs on top, and both have a nimbus. The god, with big beard, is first, raising raising one hand and holding a mace with top knob in the other hand. A scabbard and some other item projects backwards from his waist. The goddess raises one hand and in the other holds a circlet. Items project backwards from the waist as for the god. A crescent appears in the sky, and there are four filling items: a bird, a fish, a rhomb and a spouted vessel. The whole design is placed between upper and lower rulings.

This is a Neo-Assyrian seal, c. 800-700 BC. It is finely engraved and in excellent state of preservation. Part of the original bronze pin remains in the hole. - (LK.294)

 

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