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Sassanian pomegranate flower seal on modern gold ring

W126

£225.00

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An opaque grey chalcedony stamp seal decorated with a pomegranate flower. The seal is mounted on a modern gold finger-ring consisting of three identical hoops.

Culture
Sassanian, c. 4th or 5th Century AD

Condition
The seal has a chip on the back and has stress cracks possibly caused by ancient exposure to fire, the ring is fully wearable

Size
Seal: 1.4 x 1 cms, Ring: UK size M, US size 6.5, c. 17 mms diameter

Provenance
Ex. Galerie La Reine Margot, Paris, France. The gallery (now closed) was founded in 1938 and supplied antiquities to numerous artists and major collections in the mid 20th Century.

For a seal with a similar design, please see:
https://museumcollections.middlebury.edu/objects/2717/stamp-seal-with-pomegranate-flower;jsessionid=1CA02CCA71B9F7E21AC1AD0584980270

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