Neo-Assyrian Chalcedony Cylinder Seal

An ancient Neo-Assyrian chalcedony cylinder seal with a scene of running winged griffins, a square above.

Ca. 750 - 600 BC.
Height: 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Formerly in the Marcopoli collection, assembled in Aleppo, Syria, in the late 19th century; subsequently, McLendon collection, Dallas, Texas, acquired in 1978; The McLendon Collection of Cylinder and Stamp Seals; Antiquities, Christie's, New York, June 14, 1993, lot 273; subsequently in the Dr. Vallo Benjamin collection (1934-2021).
Published: B. Teissier, Ancient Near Eastern Seals from the Marcopoli Collection, (Los Angeles, 1984), pp. 181-182, no. 277.
Inv#: 8672
Guaranteed Authentic

$2,000

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