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A Large Collection of Near Eastern Cylinder Seals, and other Near Eastern objects, circa 4000-500 B.C.

Property from a European Private Collection

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A Large Collection of Near Eastern Cylinder Seals, and other Near Eastern objects, circa 4000-500 B.C.

A Large Collection of Near Eastern Cylinder Seals, and other Near Eastern objects, circa 4000-500 B.C.

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Property from a European Private Collection

A Large Collection of Near Eastern Cylinder Seals, and other Near Eastern objects

Circa 4000-500 B.C.


including Jemdet Nasr, Uruk, Sumerian, Neo-Babylonian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Mitannian, engraved in lapis lazuli, serpentine, hematite, marble, and other stones, comprising a wide variety of subjects, as well as several Bactrian bronze stamp seals.

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private collection, Boulogne-sur-Seine, acquired mostly at Jean Vinchon's auctions at Drouot, Paris, from the late 1950s to the early 1970s
by descent to the present owner

For a complete list of items, about 50 in total, including sale dates and lot numbers and measurements where available, as well as photographs of all the objects, please contact the department at ancientsculpture@sothebys.com