Description: Conical white agate Neo-Babylonian Period stamp seal. Underside carved with scene of a robed and bearded king or priest wearing high hat sacrificing at an altar. Pierced at the top in antiquity for attachment. Comes with fired clay seal impression.
Dimensions: .80 in. (2 cm) high x .65 in. (1.7 cm) wide
Condition: Intact. Smooth, fine surface with good color.
Provenance: Formerly in the personal collection of distinguished Harvard-educated Byzantine scholar Carroll Wales (1918-2007).
Reference: The Neo-Babylonian Empire, also known as the Second Babylonian Empire and historically known as the Chaldean Empire, was the last of the great Mesopotamian empires to be ruled by monarchs native to Mesopotamia
Price: $ 875