logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots

Sassanian Agate Domed Stamp Seal with Scorpion

Sold on LiveAuctioneers

Discover Similar Items

See All
5 bids
$900

Old Chinese Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle 2.75''. Relief carved with dragon and tiger motif and calligraphy on verso. Well

2 bids
$12

Listed stones dimensions are millimetres only, not centimetres and all are 100% Natural stones and rarely collected from big

2 bids
$13

Listed stones dimensions are millimetres only, not centimetres and all are 100% Natural stones and rarely collected from big

2 bids
$15

Listed stones dimensions are millimetres only, not centimetres and all are 100% Natural stones and rarely collected from big

item-45624079=1
item-45624079=2
item-45624079=3
Sassanian Agate Domed Stamp Seal with Scorpion

Lot 0025L Details

Description
Near East, Sassanian Empire, ca. 500 CE. This is a nice polished piece of dark brown, almost reddish agate with the base incised with a lifelike scorpion design. It has been pierced for suspension and would have been used as a stamp for a seal. This is quite a unique piece, recalling a prominent and influential kingdom that had great influence throughout the Old World after the fall of Rome. Seals bearing animal designs -- scorpions like this one, birds, stags, and lagomorphs are all known -- are one of their most enduring symbols. Size: 0.8" W x 0.55" H (2 cm x 1.4 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Howard Nowes Private Collection; Purchased in London in the 1980's.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113994
Condition
Expected wear but clear design.
Buyer's Premium
  • 22.5%

Sassanian Agate Domed Stamp Seal with Scorpion

Estimate
$600
-
$900
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$300
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromBoulder County, CO, United States
Artemis Gallery

Artemis Gallery

Boulder County, CO, USA
5,229 Followers
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

0025L: Sassanian Agate Domed Stamp Seal with Scorpion

Sold for
$325
2 Bids
Est.
$600
-
$900
Starting Price
$300
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0025L Details

Description
...
Near East, Sassanian Empire, ca. 500 CE. This is a nice polished piece of dark brown, almost reddish agate with the base incised with a lifelike scorpion design. It has been pierced for suspension and would have been used as a stamp for a seal. This is quite a unique piece, recalling a prominent and influential kingdom that had great influence throughout the Old World after the fall of Rome. Seals bearing animal designs -- scorpions like this one, birds, stags, and lagomorphs are all known -- are one of their most enduring symbols. Size: 0.8" W x 0.55" H (2 cm x 1.4 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Howard Nowes Private Collection; Purchased in London in the 1980's.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113994
Condition
...
Expected wear but clear design.

Contacts

Artemis Gallery
720.890.7700
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone
As Seen On
NBC
ABC
Today
Chicago Tribune
Architectural Digest
Shop With Confidence
Since 2002, LiveAuctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
BACK TO TOP