Mesopotamian art Stamp seals and Cylinder seals

Mesopotamian stamp seals - Mesopotamian cylinder seal - Achaemenid cylinder seal - Old Babylonian cylinder seal - Akkadian cylinder seal - Elamite cylinder seal - Sumerian cylinder seal
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Mesopotamian stamp seals, Sasanian seal, 3rd-6th century A.D. Wiyh man in front off a caw. Private collection

Mesopotamian stamp seals, Sasanian seal, 3rd-6th century A.D. Wiyh man in front off a caw. Private collection

Sasanian seal, 3rd-6th century A.D. With hare. Private collection

Sasanian seal, 3rd-6th century A.D. With hare. Private collection

Akkadian cylinder seal green sepentine, 2334-2154 B.C. With the water god Enki/Ea seated on angular stool, wearing a horned tiara and a long flounced robe, the god supported by two kneeling attendants, each a Lahmu hairy hero, with much hair around their faces, wearing triple stranded belts,line inscription in Sumerian cuneiform naming the owner, Gissu, scribe, 4 cm long. Private collection

Akkadian cylinder seal green sepentine, 2334-2154 B.C. With the water god Enki/Ea seated on angular stool, wearing a horned tiara and a long flounced robe, the god supported by two kneeling attendants, each a Lahmu hairy hero, with much hair around their faces, wearing triple stranded belts,line inscription in Sumerian cuneiform naming the owner, Gissu, scribe, 4 cm long. Private collection

Sasanian seal, 3rd-6th century A.D. With open hand. Private collection

Sasanian seal, 3rd-6th century A.D. With open hand. Private collection

Achaemenid cylinder seal, white and grey banded agate cylinder seal, 5th-4th century B.C. Barrel shaped with a bearded Persian king gripping the horns of a rampant goat with its head turned back, the king wearing a crown, tunic and trousers, sword in his lowered hand, a goat fish to the left, combining the fore part of a goat with tail of a fish, 3.3 cm long. Private collection

Achaemenid cylinder seal, white and grey banded agate cylinder seal, 5th-4th century B.C. Barrel shaped with a bearded Persian king gripping the horns of a rampant goat with its head turned back, the king wearing a crown, tunic and trousers, sword in his lowered hand, a goat fish to the left, combining the fore part of a goat with tail of a fish, 3.3 cm long. Private collection

Western Asiatic cylinder seal, chalcedony,   Northwest Iran, 800-700 B.C.   Unfinished, with three figures facing right, in the center a king standing with his right arm raised, a sword hanging at his side, a servant standing behind him, no doubt a eunuch, in front of the king a stag standing erect on hind legs, remaining space on the stone blank, the perforation not drilled, 3.4 cm long. Private collection

Western Asiatic cylinder seal, chalcedony, Northwest Iran, 800-700 B.C. Unfinished, with three figures facing right, in the center a king standing with his right arm raised, a sword hanging at his side, a servant standing behind him, no doubt a eunuch, in front of the king a stag standing erect on hind legs, remaining space on the stone blank, the perforation not drilled, 3.4 cm long. Private collection

Late Uruk Jemdet Nasr black stone cylinder seal, 3rd millenium B.C.   Deeply engraved with a bull in profile to the right, a plant rising from the ground in front of the animal and bending over its back, 3 cm long. Private collection

Late Uruk Jemdet Nasr black stone cylinder seal, 3rd millenium B.C. Deeply engraved with a bull in profile to the right, a plant rising from the ground in front of the animal and bending over its back, 3 cm long. Private collection

Lapis Sasanian seal with bearded king or hero, 3rd-5th century A.D. Wearing a elaborate headdress, earrings and a necklace, 1.7 cm long. Private collection

Lapis Sasanian seal with bearded king or hero, 3rd-5th century A.D. Wearing a elaborate headdress, earrings and a necklace, 1.7 cm long. Private collection

Graeco Persian cylinder seal, chalcedony, 5th-4th century B.C.   With a Persian man spearing an enormous charging boar with bristles along its back, its fore-legs raised, the hunter in a soft Persian tiara, tunic and trousers, a mantle draped over one arm, holding a long spear in his raised hand, a winged solar disk above, on a thin groundline, 2.6 cm high. Private collection

Graeco Persian cylinder seal, chalcedony, 5th-4th century B.C. With a Persian man spearing an enormous charging boar with bristles along its back, its fore-legs raised, the hunter in a soft Persian tiara, tunic and trousers, a mantle draped over one arm, holding a long spear in his raised hand, a winged solar disk above, on a thin groundline, 2.6 cm high. Private collection

Achaemenid cylinder seal, chalcedony, 5th- 4th century B.C.   With a Persian horseman spearing an infantryman, the horse with a cropped tail and a decorated saddle blanket, the rider wearing folded Persian headgear, tunic and trousers, a bow over his arm which holds the reins,with a dog, perhaps a saluki, running along beside the horse, and a winged solar disk in the sky, with the original bronze mount, 5 cm high. Private collection

Achaemenid cylinder seal, chalcedony, 5th- 4th century B.C. With a Persian horseman spearing an infantryman, the horse with a cropped tail and a decorated saddle blanket, the rider wearing folded Persian headgear, tunic and trousers, a bow over his arm which holds the reins,with a dog, perhaps a saluki, running along beside the horse, and a winged solar disk in the sky, with the original bronze mount, 5 cm high. Private collection

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