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A Banded Agate Seal of a Sasanian Ruler ca. 3rd - 7th century CE
Regular price$650 USD
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Carved from exceptional banded agate, the ovoid seal featuring a matrix from soft white to fiery reddish-orange, the base incised with the bust of a king in right profile with loose curly hair and beard, wearing a large bead earring, the seal drilled longitudinally for stringing.
For a similar example, see: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 81.6.271.
Dimensions: Length: 1.2 cm (0.47 inches)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition.
Provenance: Private collection of an English lady, then by descent.
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